That is the so called "Stiege - stair". Religious catholics, who want to get a wish granted, walk praying up the stairs towards the small chapel.

Once this was even done on the knees.

When one reached the top, the virgin mother grants a wish - Marry helps.

And did it work with you?

No, I never came up here due to wish granting.

"Maria Hilf" is still worth a visit, there is an especially splendid view across the city.

Are there some interesting miracle stories?

Naturally.

Especially women, who wanted to get pregnat or had problems in the field of love, were helped.

The most famous case concerns the Emperor Ferdinand I. of Habsburg.

Before the Ottoman war in Europe he pilgrimaged up here and asked for protection.

And you see we are still part of the Christian world.

I am impressed

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