AD Classics: Neviges Mariendom / Gottfried Böhm

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When a miraculous engraving in copperplate of the Immaculata was brought to Neviges in the seventeenth century, it became a pilgrimage center for the religious.  Around 1960, the church decided that they wanted to construct a new building, starting a competition which would result in a new church amidst a Franciscan monastery and other late-baroque architecture. This led to a series of competitions, eventually won by architect , although initially his design was not accepted as the judges thought it to be exaggerated and manneristic.

More on the Neviges after the break.