Not only history fans are enthused by the Diorama Show at the Altötting Marienwerk, but also families with children. Ingeniously illuminated three-dimensional spatial images, more than 5,000 figurines, some of them hand-made, building models, sculptural landscapes and paintings are merged in a total of 22 vivid units showing historic events in the pilgrimage history of Altötting. This unique Altötting work of art bears witness to the unwavering trust that people have placed on Altötting’s Mother of Mercy in the past 500 years with all their ups and downs.
Apart from the Diorama Show, the cinema at the Altötting Marienwerk also houses a historical treasure. Historical films have been shown here for decades, including the famous Altötting Marian film dating back to 1950. This film, which is considered to be the longest running documentary film ever, deals with the first Marian miracle in Altötting. Other important events in the more than 500-year old history of pilgrimages that were not included in the Marian film come to life in the uniquely expressive Dioramas.
The films are only available in German.