The Pilgrimage Site of Altötting
Religious people have been going on a pilgrimage to Altötting for around 1,200 years. Altötting has been the most important Marian pilgrimage site in German-speaking countries for well over 500 years. Learn interesting facts about the history of the spiritual centre in the heart of Bavaria and about the offers currently available for your pilgrimage.
Pilgrimages to Altötting, Now and Then
Pilgrimages have been very popular since the Middle Ages. People travel in groups, often accompanied by a priest, to places of religious significance to present their petitions and prayer requests to God, to repent or to give thanks. To this day, Altötting has been the annual destination of numerous pilgrims visiting the Black Madonna of Altötting, either on foot, by bus or by car, individually or in groups. Find out how to go on a pilgrimage to Altötting and how the pilgrimage office can assist you in organising your pilgrimage.