The Maria Schnee pilgrimage church in Legau is an important sight that can look back on a long history and is one of the oldest Maria pilgrimages in the Allgäu. Originally it was a small plague cemetery church, until it became a pilgrimage church around 1510 when the miraculous image moved in.
The constantly increasing number of pilgrims finally required a new building, which was built in 1715 about 500 meters north of the old chapel. The church got its current form in the years 1715-1718. The exterior of the church is impressive with the curved gable shape with four balls on top and the turret in the shape of a square.
The church is closely related to Mary's victory over the Turks and contains many frescoes with allusions to arms, strength, victory and protection. Since the decisive battle took place on this feast day - on the feast of Maria Schnee in 1716 - and a field mass in front of a Maria Schneebild had encouraged the troops, the believer of the Baroque attributed this victory to Mary's mediation of grace. The Maria Schnee Pilgrimage Church is a unique historical sight worth visiting.
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