Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mary Looks Over Bavaria


The patron saint of Bavaria is none other than Mary, hence the main square of Marienplatz.  The earliest stories of St. Mary as the patron saint of Bavaria started as early as the 800s, and led to many churches dedicated in her name – including the dome of Augsburg.  You can also find Mary atop the statue in Marienplatz, as well as on the sides of the modern Residence.  I happen to find this one in the endless quarters of the Rathaus.

1 comment:

Bill said...

Does the Mariensäule still stand in the Marienplatz?