Cycling through the prehistoric landscape of Brunssum

Cycling in Kerkrade, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route 128195

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6871 152
44.8 km
02:38 h
789 kcal
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In South Limburg you can enjoy cycling through the hilly landscape. This route takes you along various places such as Landgraaf, Brunssum and Schinveld, but also through the beautiful Brunssummerheide. In this nature reserve you will find a nice variety of moors, peat bogs, forests and fens.

Historic Buildings
If you like historic buildings, you can indulge yourself at Amstenrade Castle. It is unknown what year this castle came from, but in the late twelfth century there was already talk about a castle with this name. The original castle was a massive fortress with three round and one square tower. A beautiful castle park has been laid out around the castle in the English landscape style. The grounds also include an orangery, a coach house and the steward's house. In Schinveld you can take a look at the Schinvelderhuuske, an old farm that was restored in the twentieth century.

The history of Brunssum
Brunssum itself and the surrounding area was already inhabited in prehistoric times. Archaeological finds and records from the Middle Ages prove that the area has been continuously inhabited for the past 2000 years. Brunssum became an independent municipality in 1794. Until the beginning of the twentieth century it remained a small hamlet with inhabitants who lived from agriculture. After the state mines were established, Brunssum quickly grew into an important center for coal and lignite mining. In 1995, the town gained national fame when a miracle seemed to be taking place: a statue of the Virgin Mary cried blood. Investigations later found that the substance that ran over the Holy Mother's face was simply molten glue.
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Directions

# Description Distance
46
46 (6469XT, Kerkrade, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
47
47 (6372PZ, Landgraaf, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.08 km
78
78 (6445PD, Landgraaf, Limburg, The Netherlands) 6.73 km
77
77 (6371, Landgraaf, Limburg, The Netherlands) 8.03 km
Boerderijterras D’r Binneplei en boerderijwinkel Grooten (Heihoven, 6414 AA, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 8.76 km
76
76 (6414AL, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 11.11 km

Place name directory

  • Kerkrade, Limburg
  • Landgraaf, Limburg
  • Heerlen, Limburg
  • Amstenrade, Limburg
  • Merkelbeek, Limburg
  • Beekdaelen, Limburg
  • Brunssum, Limburg
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