Cows on the Lower Rhine

From spring onwards, there are numerous cows on the pastures and meadows on the Lower Rhine.Some of these are so curious that as soon as someone stops at the fence, they come running. Others, however, prefer to stay lazy in the shade of trees. From the black and white...

Places of Pilgrimage

For centuries, people of different faiths have made pilgrimages to places where they seemed closer to their god or saint.Most believers hope for help, support, or to receive the grace of their God. Even today, millions of people make pilgrimages to various places of...

Carnival

On November 11th at 11.11am the carnival session in the region of the Lower Rhine begins every year. The highlight of the season is Rose Monday (Rosenmontag) and Ash Wednesday (Aschermittwoch), after which Carnival on the Rhine ends. If the festival is sometimes...

Marian Devotion

Devotion to Mary in the region of the Lower Rhine: Mary had been chosen by God to become the mother of his son Jesus Christ, whom he sent to earth to proclaim his love, mercy & kindness to people. But Mary is not only the mother of God, who is worshiped by...

Lower Rhine Beer Culture

Beer has been brewed in the region of the Lower Rhine for centuries. In the recent past there has been a consolidation on the brewery market, but there are still some breweries that continue the beer culture in the region on the Rhine. Beer is still one of the most...

Lower Rhine Legends Stories

There are numerous stories and legends on the Lower Rhine and over the Lower Rhine. This is not surprising since the Lower Rhine has a turbulent past and is characterized by some almost mystical landscapes. If, for example, fog banks lie over the fields in autumn and...