Alten-oetting (or Altotting)

Alten-Oetting (Or Altotting)

a village of Upper Bavaria, pleasantly situated in a fertile plain near the river Inn. It is frequented by thousands of Roman Catholics from Austria, Bavaria, and Swabia, on account of a famous image of the Virgin Mary (the Black Virgin) which it possesses. The Redemptorist fathers, invited here in 1838, have built an educational institution, virtually a revival of the old Jesuit college erected in 1773. It was formerly a villa regia, several kings having held their courts there, and various princes having made pilgrimages to it. It contains also the tomb of Count Tilly, called Tilly's Chapel, which is held in such veneration that Maximilian I and numerous others of the royal Bavarian family have had their hearts interred in it.

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