yesterday I did a trip to Weingarten, a town very lose to Ravensburg, which is famous for its really huge basilica. It was built during the Baroque era. When I arrived in Weingarten, the first surprise was that there were some parking decks and all of them for free. I can remember when I lived in Franconia, every parking had and still has to be paid – most times about 2 € per hour – and on the other side, the responsible guys are complaining that nobody drives there and they want to have more visitors from outside …
The basilica, which is located on top of a hill, was built in the early 18th century in an Italian-German Baroque style. It is famous for its Relic of the Holy Blood of Jesus. It is the second largest church in Germany, and is the largest Baroque church in Germany.
With a size of 102 m long the it is really overwhelming, especially when you look at all the frescos and paintings. It must have been an immense amount of work to built this with all its details. But let the pictures speak for them self:
To me, such churches always make me think of the peoples’s motivation for spending such a big amount of work, time and money in these buildings, especially when consider the technical possibilities of their time.