Visiting Religious Locations

Religious Locations

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?

By |October 1st, 2018|Blog|1 Comment

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I am a travel enthusiast who loves learning about the world around me. I have a passion for visiting new places and learning new cultures. I am a keen photographer and you will find me out and about taking pictures of new cities and placing them on my Flickr, Instagram or The Tour Expert community pages. I also like to visit Memorials and holy sights such as Cathedrals or locations such as Lourdes. if its about travel, i am interested

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    Ingrid Oberholzer October 2, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Talking about Religious Destinations made me think of some of the places I have visited over the years and, although I can’t seem to pick out just one of them as my absolute favourite, one that stands out to me is San Giovanni Rotunda in the south of Italy. This is the place where Padre Pio built a hospital and lived his life in the monastery. We travelled down during Easter Holy Week and the trip down to this area of Italy was lovely, we found the people here really friendly and helpful. We discovered a really good Motorhome parking area which had a small restaurant and the people there could not have been more helpful, they even offered to take us by car over to the town and pick us up again. The town is only small but very impressive and the scenery round and about is wonderful. There are the odd souvenir shops but they do not dominate the town as in some other destinations. All in all I loved it and the trip left me with very happy memories. Keep on writing about your trips as I really enjoy reading them.

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