The Pfaffenwinkel, Germany
The Pfaffenwinkel is a part of southwestern Bavaria that is famous for its religious buildings and history.
The name itself refers to the local dialect for priests ("Pfaffen") - in other words, the "priests' corner".
As its name suggests, there are many pilgrimage churches and monasteries in the small villages and hilly countryside that make up the area - and the Romantic Road passes directly through this area via the towns of Schongau and Peiting and the villages of Rottenbuch, Wildsteig and Steingaden.
One of the biggest religious attractions in the Pfaffenwinkel is the
Wieskirche - a pilgrimage church in the middle of the south Bavarian
countryside near Steingaden:
The largest of the towns has its own page about how to get there and
where to stay:
Schongau Hotels and Travel
Other larger hotels in the Pfaffenwinkel area include:
Gasthof Dragoner (D)
Ammergauer Strasse 11+16
Tel: 08861 25070
Tel: 08861 25260
Fax: 08861 252627
Moosbeck-Alm (D, E)
Tel: 08867 91200
Fax: 08867 912020