The little Schönstatt chapel – an international destination for pilgrims with a unique auraThe ancient tradition of Christian pilgrimage | Tourism in Germany – travel, breaks, holidays. The little Schönstatt chapel – an international destination for pilgrims with a unique aura
THE FEAST OF THE THREE HOSTS AT ANDECHS The “Three Holy Hosts” refer to the consecrated hosts. Two are said to trace back to Pope Gregory the Great (+ 604); the third host goes back to Pope Leo IX (+ 1054). As early as the 12th century, they came from Rome and via Bamburg to Andechs Castle. Their rediscovery in 1388 created a sensation and reinvigorated the pilgrimage at Andechs, whose beginnings go back to the 11th century.