A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

A path of culture
and spirituality

Experience Europe in the footsteps of the pilgrims!

The working group “Shrines of Europe“ was founded in 1996 and is uniting Europe ́s principle Marian pilgrimage sites: Altötting, Czestochowa, Lourdes, Loreto and Fátima. A few years later the Austrian pilgrimage center Mariazell joined the group. The youngest member of the association is Einsiedeln, the most important place of pilgrimage in Veneration of the Virgin Mary in Switzerland (2017). The importance of these great Marian Shrines was emphasized by the visits of the last European Popes John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Being great devotees of Mary they each visited these shrines during their time in office. All these places have one thing in common: they provide spiritual consolation and new strength for living.
On this website you will find information about each of the Shrines of Europe, the important contact details and suggestions for round trips combining the most important places for pilgrims in veneration of the Virgin Mary in Europe.
Experience Europe in the footsteps of the pilgrims!
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A pilgrimage to seven special places, seven countries and much more a pilgrimage and path to yourself. Take the time to travel by train, relax, slow down, take in the culture, history and pilgrimage customs of the different cities.

And do not forget about their culinary delights as well! Regional, organic grown foods offer you also a culinary journey. Have your journal by your side, note down your experiences.

It might be that you can cross off some once in a lifetime experiences on your bucket list.

360°

PANORAMIC TOUR

TAKE A PANORAMIC TOUR THROUGH THE SHRINES OF EUROPE CITIES

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO EXPLORE?

TAKE ME THERE

LOURDES

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BERNADETTE

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MARIAZELL

BEYOND FAITH

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ALTÖTTING

THE HEART OF BAVARIA

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LORETO

A SHRINE CREATED A TOWN

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FÁTIMA

CITY OF PEACE

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EINSIEDELN

CULTURE, TRADITION, SPORTS, NATURE

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CZESTOCHOWA

THE SPIRITUAL CAPITAL OF POLAND

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