We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
You have to see and Experience

I have been in so many churches I couldn’t begin to count them all, it would have to number in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jenny N
Albion, Michigan
A must do for Catholics

We love this place, it is full of history and love and peace. Take the time to look at all the... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Ellensburg, Washington
Read all 111 reviews
All photos (65)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“small chapel”(2 reviews)
“worth a visit”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Kapellplatz, 84503 Altotting, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8671 506219
Reviews (111)
Filter reviews
20 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews spiritual place small chapel worth a visit thousands peace feeling inspiration figure miracles number prayer paintings mary square church
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been in so many churches I couldn’t begin to count them all, it would have to number in the hundreds. This little church is so unique, and beautiful. And the feeling of peace inside this church is unlike anything your likely to experience...More

Thank Jenny N
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Central to the square, this small chapel is worth a visit (even for the non-Catholics). The silver icons that surround the figure of the Madonna were intricate and plentiful.

Thank chatdad
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We love this place, it is full of history and love and peace. Take the time to look at all the paintings outside that tell great stories then head inside to praise Mary.

Thank 286natec
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Altötting is a definitely a special, beautiful and spiritual place. Alone the history here is impressive.

Thank Steirasepp
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I am not particularly religious, just live life by christian values, but my husband surprised me with a visit to this chapel on our drive to Regensburg. I was absolutely amazed by the thousands of paintings outside and inside. Once inside you experience a peace...More

1  Thank Sue N
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a Holy and prayerful place and wonderful to visit. A full days visit is great although there are many programmes and activities that might be available in the Summer season.

Thank Charmane W
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This little chapel has one of the very rare Black Madonnas. The church is small but very ornate and absolutely beautiful. We were fortunate enough to visit during the Holy Pentecost. This brings an annual pilgrimage of several thousand to the chapel.

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I were in Erding for a couple of days. Drove to Altotting, so glad we did. We got there in time to hear mass in Latin, took communion. I don't have a rich enough vocabulary to describe the Heilige Kapelle if you...More

Thank JCS07
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Inspirational Chapel at the heart of Catholic Bavaria with the hearts of the Bavarian Royal Family and the wooden Black Madonna Statue. Very Moving.

Thank MikeN660
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Different than the other churches in the inner square, this one is a small one but it has a spiritual side. Lots of hand sketches on the outer walls, drawn for appericiation to Maria against ilnesses and other bad things. Inside of the church is...More

Thank Umut Y
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Hotel Zur Post
32 reviews
.07 km away
Hotel Muenchner Hof
41 reviews
.07 km away
Altstadthotel Schex
17 reviews
.15 km away
Hotel Gasthof Zwoelf Apostel
14 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 31 nearby restaurants
Ming's Lounge & Restaurant
47 reviews
.36 km away
La Piazzetta
37 reviews
.11 km away
Restaurant Hotel Plankl
31 reviews
.24 km away
Da Mario
26 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 26 nearby attractions
68 reviews
.09 km away
Basilika St. Anna
42 reviews
.29 km away
Sankt Phillipp und Jakob (Stiftspfarrkirche)
20 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines