Favorite thing: Weeze airport is just one village and a few kilometres away from Kevelaer. In case you need a place to stay near the airport, there is more or less nothing in Weeze itself but next-door Kevelaer has much more to offer, both in terms of things to see and also accommodation and restaurants – a place that receives hundred thousands of visitors per year provides everything you’ll need. However, on the big catholic holidays, especially those of the Virgin Mary, finding a place to stay in Kevelaer may be difficult.
Favorite thing: “Keh-ve-lahr” is the correct pronunciation. In this case the “ae” does not mark an Umlaut, as it usually does in German, but the extra e serves to prolong the “a” sound – a particularity of the dialects on the lower Rhine and in Westphalia which are closely related to the Dutch language. (Most Germans from other regions are confused by this, too.)
Favorite thing: If you plan to do a pilgrimage to Kevelaer, with a group or on your own, check out the official website of the pilgrimage centre: www.wallfahrt-kevelaer.de