Bocholtz en Ubach est un sentier de point à point de 23.5 kilomètres situé près de Bocholtz, Province de Limbourg en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités.

Distance: 23.5 km Dénivelé: 353 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B




course à pied


voie partiellement aménagée


vue panoramique

fleurs sauvages


site historique


After Vaals the heights are declining, but are still, by Dutch standards, considerable. The walk is rich in history, starting with Bocholtz and the Avantis science park. It is not the only place in the Netherlands where the ambitions did not materialize due to the economic recession. There is even an extra track planned here to get quickly from Aachen to Kerkrade. It will not happen for the time being. The first place you do is Horbach. The Germans also commemorate their fallen and of course there were not many of them. From here, crawl to the Crombacherbeek, which forms the border with Germany and Kerkrade. There is also a considerable trail here from Aachen to the north. You have to walk past it to also get along the Worm. It is again a small but beautiful border river between the Netherlands and Germany. In the past, that separation was not so present, but with the Vienna Convention, Dutch Limburg was separated from the Germans. The river rises in Aachen and ends in the Ruhr. Pass Herzogenrath, with its proud castle the Red. It was extremely strategic at the intersection of old trade routes to Xanten, Cologne, Trier and Maastricht. The place was very popular with the knights, because you could charge a lot here. Both the Bishop of Liège and the nobility of Limburg and Brabant fought for the place. Only in 1815 did it become German. Before you continue, you must first solve a puzzle. On many houses there are chalk symbols chalked along the lines of 20 * C + M + B + 12. It refers to what the Germans call Sternsingen. It is call it Three Kings chants, where children go past the door and after the song they pick the posts with the year-end at the ends: 2012, an asterisk (*) for that of Bethlehem, a cross three times (+) for the divine trinity, the letters CMB stand for the abbreviation Christ Mansionem Benedicat (Christ blesses this house). Do not refuse that blessing, because jet chalk is blessed and the tradition is Unesco heritage. Many people reserve a special black board to prevent their façade from being scaled down. Opposite the castle is one of the most famous abbeys on Dutch soil: Rolduc. It has been around since the 12th century and it was in Rolduc that mining came up. The soil simply contained coal here. It turned out to be a profitable activity. Nowadays the monastery is a seminary that falls under the diocese of Roermond, while you can also confer and make music. Continue to walk along the Aakse Spoor and the Worm and pass the Julia mine. It does not refer to our queen but to Mrs. Julia Mottin, the rich widow of the mining founder Albert Thys. With its aisles up to 540m deep, it was then (1926) one of the most modern mines in Europe. In 1974 it was over with Julia. 32 million tonnes of coal have been removed. Walk further along the Worm and arrive in Rimburg with another beautiful castle in Germany and a picturesque village across the Worm in the Netherlands. The castle is still private and only fell back to Germany in 1963, after the Netherlands was annexed by the Netherlands in 1949. You will end the tour in Ubach over Worms. Mining has left its mark on this village. Rimburg was the most beautiful part of Ubach at the time, but now everything belongs to the huge municipality of Landgraaf.

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