Vlodrop naar Swalmen

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Vlodrop naar Swalmen est un sentier de point à point de 27.7 kilomètres situé près de Vlodrop, Province de Limbourg en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités.

Distance: 27.7 km Dénivelé: 358 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B

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A real nature walk through the 18 km2 nature area of the Meinweg. The area has many forms, but the terraced landscape is the most beautiful. Start the hike in Vlodrop and pass the Meuse river De Roer, not to be confused with the Ruhr that comes from the Rhine. Onze Roer is still 165 km long and originates in the Haute Fagne in Belgium and enters the Netherlands via Monschau at Vlodrop. It was a dirty river with all that mining at the time. Now the salmon is swimming again. Before you enter the nature park, first pass the Effelder Waldsee. Then walk on the north side of this lake exactly along the border. Here the lake is beautiful, on the south side there is recreational beach. Continue to walk along the Rothenbach; it is beautifully meandering as a border. Enter the park via the Iron Rhine. The Iron Rhine is the most unused railway line with the most history. The line dates from 1879 and is a result of the Iron Rhine Treaty, which Belgium, after its independence, had to grant transit through the Netherlands to Germany. In the course of the years the use became less and from the fifties until 1992 the transport became extinct. But the Belgians applied for reactivation of the line. The German Empire is simply an important country, also for the Belgians. There is now a huge tug of war going on, in which not only Dutch-Belgian interests play a role, but also Walloon and Flemish, because the Walloons believe that their Aachen railway route is best for Vaals. It would only cost employment for the province of Liège. The railway line is favorable for Antwerp, so everyone thinks along the route. Once you have walked under the railway, you will arrive in a large nature reserve, which stands out for its forests and terraces. Walk across a fractured landscape here: the roerdal slope. It is the reason that the earth sometimes trembles here with the quake of 13 April 1992 as a record. Score: 5.8 Richter. It is also the cause of the fact that mines were created here. The Beatrix mine was here the newest and most modern mine that the Netherlands ever built, but which has never been taken into use. The Netherlands was finished in 1962. A 700m deep shaft of the mine is now full of water for a diving school. In the middle of the park is a converted monastery. It is a university, and that of the Transcendental Meditation (TM). Maharishi Yogi founded his center here in 1990. The Beatles were a big fan of him and visited regularly. Maharishi claimed that TM practice has a major impact on humanity. With word sounds (Mantras) you can bring yourself into a higher mental state, with some even believing that you can float (hopping or levitation). TM is one of the many ways to give yourself some peace in this hectic society. Leave the park via the Zeveneheuvelenweg that leads through the woods towards Swalmen. A village with prehistoric roots.

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