Located in the middle of the Pfaffenwinkel, our region is rich in churches, monasteries and royal castles.
Rottenbuch Abbey, Steingaden Abbey and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the “Wieskirche”, can also be explored on foot, almost from our front door.
In addition, there are the monasteries Ettal, Benediktbeuren and many more.
A visit to the castles “Linderhof”, “Neuschwanstein” and “Hohenschwangau” enjoys great popularity. From the Kirchberger you can easily follow in the footsteps of our fairytale king King Ludwig II.
Numerous museums such as the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See, the Castle Museum in Murnau or the Buchheim Museum near Starnberg are always worth a visit. Worth mentioning is the largest open-air museum in southern Bavaria, the “Glentleiten”, where much about the Bavarian culture and rural way of life including the ancient architecture can be experienced.
The most famous
Not far away: Neuschwanstein Castle
In just half an hour by car, you can reach the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle from the Landhotel Kirchberger. It is one of the most famous sights in Germany and worth a visit all year round. Neuschwanstein Castle is perched above the village of Hohenschwangau and can be reached from the large car park on foot or comfortably by horse-drawn carriage. The fantastic views of the mountains and the nearby lakes will inspire you.
Convince yourself of the splendour, beauty and uniqueness of this fairytale castle. Guided tours are offered daily and are in great demand. It is therefore best to secure tickets early. The guided tours at Neuschwanstein Castle last about 30 minutes in the languages German and English. Other languages are possible via audio guide. During the tour you will climb a total of 165 steps up and 181 steps down.
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Schwangau and Hohenschwangau
The villages of the royal castles have a great historical and cultural significance. With over one million visitors per year, Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited sights in the world. In 1868, in a letter to Richard Wagner, King Ludwig II drafted his ideas for a new castle in Hohenschwangau, today’s Neuschwanstein Castle. The foundation stone was laid on 5 September 1869. In Schwangau and Hohenschwangau, a large number of inns invite you to stop for a bite to eat and in the middle of a field stands the baroque church of St. Coloman in an impressive secluded location.
Other royal castles
Near Neuschwanstein Castle is Hohenschwangau Castle, where King Ludwig II grew up. This castle is also open daily for visits.
If you drive from Landgasthof Kirchberger not in the direction of Füssen, but in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can also reach Linderhof Castle in just 30 minutes by car. Linderhof Palace is also called the “Royal Villa” and was built by King Ludwig II from 1870 to 1886. Linderhof Castle is the smallest of the royal castles, surrounded by a beautiful castle park and absolutely worth seeing.
More than a passion – that’s Oberammergau.
the famous place of the Passion Play,
which take place here every ten years.
Oberammergau is only 15 kilometres away from Wildsteig. The Oberammgerau artisans are known for their houses decorated with Herrgottschnitzeien and Lüftlmalerei.
Interesting examples of this work are, for example, the facades of the Forsthaus, the Mußldomahaus and the Pilatushaus.
The Passion Play
The Passion Play will take place from 14 May to 2 October 2022.
The Passion Play 2020 had to be postponed by two years due to Corona and will now take place from 14 May to 2 October 2022.
The history of the Passion Play in Oberammergau began almost 400 years ago. The plague raged in Europe and the suffering was great. In 1633, the people of Oberammergau vowed to perform the suffering and death of Christ every ten years if the misery surrounding the plague was soon put to an end. The prayers were answered and so the people of Oberammergau organized the first Passion Play in 1634.
Would you like to be part of it?
Tickets cost between €30.00 and €180.00, depending on the category.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
14 May to 14 August | Part 1 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm & Part 2 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
15 August to 2 October | Part 1 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm & Part 2 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A World Heritage Site Just a walk away
The pilgrimage church to the Scourged Savior on the Wies, called Wieskirche for short, is located outside our neighboring village Steingaden, in the district of Wies. A beautiful hike of almost 4 kilometres through the moors around the Wies takes you there from the Landhotel Kirchberger. Alternatively, you need just under 10 minutes by car. The Wieskirche (completed in 1754) is a magnificent pilgrimage church and was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1983 as an outstanding Rococo building. The Wieskirche can be visited daily.
A walk away…
In 1730, Father Magnus Straub and Brother Lukas Schweiger made the statue of the scourged Savior in Steingaden Abbey, which was carried in the Monastery’s Good Friday procession from 1732 to 1734. In 1738 the statue came into the possession of a farmer in the district of Wies. On June 14, 1738, the farmer’s wife Maria Lory noticed a few drops in the eyes of the figure, which she thought were tears. Smaller pilgrimages to the statue of the scourged Savior in 1739 led to the construction of a small field chapel. Today’s Wieskirche was built from 1745 to 1754 by the brothers Johann Baptist and Dominikus Zimmermann under the direction of Abbot Marinus II Mayer.
The great festivals
In addition to the Holy Week and Easter liturgies, some great festivals are celebrated in the Wieskirche every year:
1 May: the opening of the pilgrimage year
14 June or the following Sunday: the Feast of the Tears of Christ (memory of the miracle of tears and origin of the pilgrimage)
first Sunday in September: the Guardian Angel Festival in memory of the consecration of the church
second Sunday in October: the feast of the Brotherhood of the Scourged Savior at the Wies
Sunday and kirchl. Holidays
08.30 a.m. Mass
11.00 a.m. Mass
(except on special holidays: then only one mass at 10.00 am)
Tradition creates trust.