This time last year I was in Munich experiencing Oktoberfest for the first time, and I can say I really enjoyed it, however a few days of drinking and eating and masses of people took its toll and I decided enough was enough and I would leave and head somewhere I could relax and spend a little time to think. I heard about a town called Altötting. Not too far away and a special religious destination that is one of the most visited places in Europe, this was the place for me.
They have a motorhome stop right on the edge of town, so that was perfect. I headed into town, not knowing exactly what to expect, however what I found was simply beautiful. The town itself has a very nice feeling; in the centre of the main square is the main church, the Gnadenkapelle, or Chapel of Grace which houses a venerated statue of the Virgin Mary. It is also home to the hearts of the German kings, including Ludwig who built some of the most famous castles in Germany. Other architectural highlights in the town are the twin-towered Stiftskirche, a late Gothic church erected in the early years of the 16th century in order to cater for the growing affluence of pilgrims, and the huge Neo-baroque Basilika, built at the beginning of the 20th century.
I have visited some amazing religious locations of Europe and will go out my way to see them, be it, Lourdes, Altötting, Trier to name a few. My question is, have you visited any religious locations that you never knew about that have taken you aback that you would love to go again, or would you go out of your way to visit any religious locations, or are they not for you? I’m just interested to see how many people actually choose religious locations as a motorhome holiday idea. And if not, would you be willing to try it?