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From Muttensweiler it goes over meadow and field paths almost 2 km to Steinhausen.

barocke Kirche Steinhausen

There the baroque pilgrimage church of St. Peter and Paul awaits us. It is considered the most beautiful village church in the world.

The baroque church was planned, built and stuccoed by Dominikus Zimmermann from 1728 to 1733. His older brother Johann Baptist Zimmermann decorated it with art-historically significant ceiling frescos. The pilgrimage church is a main attraction of both the Upper Swabian Baroque Road and the Upper Swabian Way of St. James (the disciple James is found as a ceiling fresco in the church).

Pictures of the baroque interior of the church, click on them to enlarge!

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Am Waldrand

Via the French tomb - -

Franzosengrab

In 1796 the French fought here against the Austrians - we go to Winterstettenstadt on forest roads, or as here in the picture at the edge of the forest, away from the traffic noise.

parish church of St. George of Winterstettenstadt

The catholic parish church of St. George of Winter­stettenstadt.

Mittagsrast

Above the town on a hill in a castle ruin we have a midday rest

Board with historical information about Winterstetten Castle

A plaque informs us about the historical background of the castle:

1181 Knight Heinrich von Winterstetten, Guelph feudal lord

1191 Imperial fief of the Hohenstaufen dynasty

1214 Schenk Konrad v. Tanne-Winterstetten, governor of the Duchy of Swabia under Frederick II

1331 The castle becomes a Habsburg fief

1438 Pledge to Truchsess Georg I. v. Waldburg-Wolfegg (buried in Bad Waldsee)

17th/18th century demolished, used as quarry

Über Wiesen und Felder führt der Jakobsweg nach Bad Waldsee.

Aufstieg

Occasionally it also goes steeply uphill.

Bad Waldsee

Soon the lake and the twin towers of the collegiate church of St. Peter are in sight. They are the landmark of Bad Waldsee and have been rising into the sky since 1766.

Kirche Bad Waldsee

You can photograph the church so that you only see one tower!

In 1765 the old gothic church was enlarged and baroque.

At the end of the left side aisle, a special work of art is embedded in the wall: the magnificent tomb of George I of Waldburg, popularly called "the iron man" or by his son, George II - it is not known for sure.

Eisenmann

His castle Winterstetten, today a ruin, served us for a lunch break.

Gemeindehaus

Parish hall St. Peter next to the church

Rathaus Bad Waldsee

The town hall of Bad Waldsee, in the background the Heilig-Geist-Spital (hospital)

Reute, Franziskanerinnen Kloster

We stayed overnight with the Franciscan Sisters in the Reute Monastery, where we were warmly welcomed.

Franziskus