The pilgrimage town of Altötting – the heart of Bavaria – lies in the idyllic Upper Bavarian Alpine foreland between Munich, Passau and Salzburg. The Chapel of Grace with the Black Mother of God is the emblem of the town and the destination of pilgrims. Altötting has been the most significant pilgrimage site in German-speaking countries for more than 500 years.
Switch off, enjoy and soak up the spiritual atmosphere of more than 500 years of Assumption Day pilgrimages. The baroque Chapel Square is very appealing particularly when the day is coming to an end when the evening sun showcases the square and the Chapel of Grace in a quite unique light.
You will also find oases of calm and spiritual places to recharge your batteries all around the town centre: What about some downtime in the "Oasis" , the meditation room in the St. Konrad Capuchin Monastery, a quiet prayer in the Herz-Jesu-Anbetungskirche (Sacred Heart of Jesus Adoration Church) or a meditative stroll through the gardens of the Altötting Stations of the Cross?
For all those wanting to calm down and switch off while moving, there is a broad network of pilgrim trails around the pilgrimage town of Altötting. From extended multi-day tours on the Way of St. James, the St. Rupert’s Pilgrimage Trail or the Wolfgang Trail through to cosy afternoon rambles on the pilgrim trail starting at Heiligenstatt, there are any number of options on offer.