History of the pilgrimage

A legend forms the beginning of the story of Mariastein - the tradition also contains a promise and a divine hope: people who are looking for support in their private, social or business life will not be dropped or they will be caught.

The heart of the entire monastery complex is representative of this: the underground rock grotto with the smiling Madonna. The Mother of Consolation gives people strength and courage, hope and help - for centuries, day after day, also in the future.