A foundation in Mitterfirmiansreut in the Bavarian Forest has large before the 14-meter long, seven meters wide and almost four-meter high Church lasted until may, 1911, before it melted in the Spring Sun together. To commemorate this extraordinary building in winter 2010 / 2011 are a snow Church, 100 years earlier. The founded in 2009 Foundation 100 years snow Church Mitterfirmiansreut pursues this goal”. 1907 34 citizens of Mitterfirmiansreut founded a Church Association, but the project of a new Church stopped short for financial reasons. The next House of God was in Mauth, one and a half hours walk away.
It was therefore often not possible to visit the church regularly elderly and women with children. The winter 1910 / 1911 was very snowy, calculated to Christmas Eve a snowstorm was raging, and nobody could out of the village after Mauth. To draw attention to the plight of believers in the secluded Mitterfirmiansreut, the idea came up to build at least a church made of snow. Began in freezing February 1911 the construction men and women from the village cut blocks from the abundant solid snow and coated each other like tiles. In the cold nights, the successive heaped snow blocks found a very hard link that you could save out even arch and along the lines of the Passau Cathedral erected two towers on the front side. The first prayer in the snow Church was held on March 28, 1911. The snow Church kept only until the spring, but the project attracted attention far beyond the Bavarian Forest beyond. Many donations for the construction of a proper Church, received a photo of the snow Church appeared even in a US magazine.
1923 a stone Chapel of the school increased at the place of the snow Church, which was consecrated in 1925 and 1932 extends to the present Church of the municipality. Thus, the snow Church builders had reached their goal. On November 24, 2009, the Foundation 100 years snow Church Mitterfirmiansreut was”founded. He wants to keep awake the memory of the legendary project. At the founding meeting was decided to build a church out of snow in the winter 2010/2011 modelled on the first snow Church. As the original site of the first Church of the snow is no longer available, the new snow Church on a paddock near the Meadow Mountain lift in the family to be built ski area Mitterdorf. The snow Church is to the whole winter 2010/2011 on stand and be met by various cultural and spiritual events with life. A visit in Mitterfirmiansreut is worthwhile. Or better a little winter vacation? For recommend Landhotel Haus Waldeck. Dogs are expressly welcome in this three-star hotel with its family atmosphere. Mitterfirmiansreut has also a wide range of winter sports. Next to the House you will find a great penchant for sledging and bobsleigh rides. Convenient access to the cross-country network of cross-country ski runs, stretching about 35 miles from here. And with the junior ski circus to the family ski area Mitterdorf it is also not far. The ski centre around the Alpine mountain (1140 m) offers too Fun for adults with its five ski lifts, the ski slopes of varying difficulty opening up. At the place there is a ski school and a ski rental service.