The village of Ginderich with its pilgrimage church of St. Mary of the Assumption is located between Xanten and Wesel on the left Lower Rhine and, according to tradition, is the oldest Marian pilgrimage site in the region.
As early as the 12th century, people from near and far made a pilgrimage to the image of the Virgin Mary. But due to a ban on procession in 1640, the pilgrimage site was long forgotten.
That changed in 2005, when Ginderich was officially accepted into the circle of pilgrimage sites of the diocese of Münster, and since then numerous believers have again made pilgrimages to the image of grace. Go out to Ginderich, on a sunny day a bike tour is recommended.
In addition to the pilgrimage church, the Wesel transmitter, a steel framework mast, is visible from afar. With a height of over 320 meters, it is one of the tallest structures in North Rhine Westphalia.
A very different highlight is the annual shooting festival in Ginderich, which traditionally takes place on the 1st Sunday after Peter and Paul. The fair in Ginderich is also very popular. The official pilgrimage season runs from the beginning of May to the end of October. The pilgrimage church is then open to visitors on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as on public holidays.
This map shows some churches and chapels in the region of the Lower Rhine, which are worth seeing.
Churches / Chapels