On March 24, 1985, a pieta was inaugurated on the Rhine dike near Bislich, commemorating the victims of World War II. The Bislich Pieta originally comes from the Catholic Church of St. Johannes in Bislich!

The brick monument with a round arch stands exactly at the point on the Rhine where the British soldiers crossed the Rhine in 1945, and thus finally the Second World War ended for the citizens of the community. The erection of the memorial is intended on the one hand to commemorate the end of World War II and on the other hand to warn not to make mistakes like in the past again. A special feature of this Pieta, which shows the grieving Mother of God with the body of Jesus, is the possibility to look through the memorial to the city of Xanten on the opposite side of the Rhine.


Monuments in the region of the Lower Rhine :

Bislich Pieta

Location : Rheindeich bei Bislich


This map shows some locations of monuments in the region of the Lower Rhine, which should remind of different things.


Historic Buildings Lower Rhine

You will find numerous historic buildings in the region of the Lower Rhine. Among others are old castles , medieval Palaces and more.

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