History of the Pilgrimage

A legend is the beginning of the history of Mariastein - the tradition also includes a promise and a divine hope: people who are looking for something to hold on in their private, social or business life will not be dropped, rather they will be caught.

The heart of the entire monastery’s complex stands as a substitute for this: the underground grotto in the rock with the smiling Madonna. The Mother of Consolation gives people strength and courage, hope and help - for centuries now, day by day, also in the future.