Welcome to Święta Lipka
Miracles immediately began to occur, and even sheep knelt down when passing the shrine. Pilgrims arrived in increasing numbers, including the last grand master of the Teutonic order, Albrecht von Hohenzollern, who walked here barefoot (ironically, he converted to Lutherism six years later). A timber chapel was built to protect the miraculous figure, and was later replaced with the present building. It’s perhaps the most magnificent baroque church in northern Poland, a huge attraction and still a major pilgrimage site, especially during the August Feast of the Assumption, which sees thousands of pious visitors descend on the village.