City walk Beersel

Hiking in Beersel, Flanders, Belgium

Hiking route 183146

Provided by: Groots Genieten

1032 8
6.8 km
01:41 h
385 kcal
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Description

Beersel is a nice place, where you will find the castle of Beersel, one of the rare examples of military architecture from the Middle Ages in Belgium. You should definitely check this out if you're in the area, because even today it still looks like a medieval fortress. The wide fortified castle walls and the three roofed castle towers are truly a sight to behold. But there is also a lot to discover in Alsemberg and this is where you set out today. In Alsemberg, for example, you will find the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, a church built in late Gothic style with all the characteristics of 14th-century Brabant architecture. There is a Romanesque baptismal font from the 12th century and a gilded devotional statue of Our Lady in the center of the choir. In the heart of the village is also the Wilchar Museum, where you can learn everything about the artist Wilchar. He was born as Willem Pauwels and lived in Alsemberg from 1960 until his death in 2005. Because of resistance activities in World War II Wilchar was imprisoned in the concentration camp of Breendonk. This period left a mark on his life forever; his art is therefore an indictment of war and injustice. You will find exceptional lithographs about the concentration camp in Breendonk, political posters and panels that criticize society. You make a nice round outside the village, on a nice sandy road along the forest. Just before the end of the route, beer lovers should take a trip off the route, because you will pass just behind the Visitor Center'De Lambiek\\\': the starting point for discovering different Lambiek breweries. Here you will learn everything about the artisanal brewing process of lambic beers, an age-old tradition in which the beer spontaneously ferments and matures in wooden barrels. The tourist office is also housed here, so if you are looking for more information about the Pajottenland and the Zenne valley, you have come to the right place. There is much more to discover around here!

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Directions

# Description Distance
Pastoor J. Bolsstraat, 1652, Beersel, Flanders, Belgium 0.00 km
Pastoor J. Bolsstraat, 1652, Beersel, Flanders, Belgium 6.79 km

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