The place of pilgrimage Kevelaer is in the region of the Lower Rhine and is worth a visit in every season. It doesn’t matter whether you want to visit the beautiful churches and chapels, ask for intercession with the Mother of God in the Chapel of Mercy, want to go shopping or just relax in one of the numerous cafes and restaurants.
Kevelaer is a world-famous place of pilgrimage and one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Germany. The city is also a place full of cultural and art history. In this way, Kevelaer offers its visitors a wealth of sacral sights and historical buildings that pilgrims and visitors from all over the world are enthusiastic about.
The city of Kevelaer is characterized by its churches and numerous listed houses. One of the most beautiful place in Kevelaer is the chapel square with the Chapel of Mercy, basilica, candle chapel and numerous historic houses. Various workshops of different artisans are also attractions. Furthermore, numerous events during the year promote social life in the city and also provide a framework for encounters and communication. In Kevelaer you can also shop, so in addition to devotional shops you can also find fashion boutiques, jewelers and much more.
Every year hundreds of thousands of believers make the pilgrimage to Kevelaer to pray in the Chapel of Mercy, the Candle Chapel or the St. Mary’s Basilica, or to take part in one of the numerous worship. A must for every believer, visitor & pilgrim is a visit to the Chapel of Mercy with its image of Mary “Consolatrix Afflictorum”, “Comforter of the Afflicted”. Here many believers ask Mary, the mother of Jesus, for help or for intercession with God. Many also seek comfort here. And even if you are not a believer, you can feel the very special atmosphere that emanates from this place. The numerous sacrificial candles that are lit at the candle chapel also contribute to this.
Map from Kevelaer
Today Kevelaer offers its pilgrims and visitors a wide range of cultural and leisure facilities in addition to the magnificent religious buildings and the important Chapel of Mercy. There are also numerous hotels and guesthouses of all categories to choose from for overnight stays. Cafes and restaurants, which offer both Rhenish specialties and international dishes, take care of your physical well-being. Furthermore, the city invites you to shop. Get to know Kevelaer on a city tour that takes place on Sundays from May to mid-August. By the way, you can easily reach Kevelaer by car via the B9 as well as by train RB31 or by bike.