The Amandusbrunnen in Hinsbeck, popularly called "Hellijepöttche", is hidden in the forest on the hillside above the "Deependahl" (deep valley). From here, the hl. Amandus, who ascended the episcopal see to Maastricht around 647, according to the tradition started and christened Christianization in Hinsbeck and surroundings. At this point, slope water has been coming out of the mountain for centuries and accumulating in a hollow. Shortly after the Second World War, this hollow was bordered by a stone wall and later extensively restored for a second time. Even in the thirties, water could be found in the shallow hollow on the edge of the slope, which never dried up even in rainy summers.
In the time of our forefathers, pious people used it as a healing water, especially in eye diseases. It is reported that Kevelaer pilgrims on their way home in Hinsbeck station, bottled the medicinal water and took home. In 1993, the stone enclosure by sponsors, the VVV Hinsbeck and the parish was restored to a worthy condition.
December 3, 2017
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