About Wintershoven


In the early Middle Ages, Wintershoven became an important ecclesiastical center due to the activities of religious preachers such as Bavo van Gent, Amandus and their followers in the 7th century. Many of them were canonized (the Saints of Wintershoven).

Wintershoven is the village of many saints. Every year, on November 1 and 2, many believers gather in the village for high mass. Then the relics of the saints from the seventh century are shown.

Wintershoven is located at a crossroads of roads, originally developed as a street village. In 1904 the tram line Kortessem-Tongeren was built, with a tram station near Dessener Castle. The tram line has disappeared, but the name Stationsstraat remained.