Discover all stories!

Discover and collect all stories and get inspired!

You have a chance to experience the diversity of stories during the Modern Grand Tour trail in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and get inspired by visiting the real-life locations from the history, your favourite books, films and songs. From old icons to emerging voices, local legends to tales of the natural world.

Walking & hiking is a great way to catch up with friends and family and it benefits the local community too! These stories of the Modern Grand Tour trail will bring people more together and create a sense of experience and knowledge, that can deliver during life sometimes benefits and will always stay in your heart

Keep an eye out for more new and exciting stories about the Euregio Meuse-Rhine that will allow you to uncover the wealth of stories. And more stories are being added, as I continue to do more discoveries!

Begin planning your stories adventure. And please don’t forget to share your adventures using Instagram: #AdventuresMGT. We all have stories to tell?

Iconic stories and storytellers

Sites connected to Carolus Magnus

During a lot of stages of the Modern Grand Tour trail in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine you can find sites connected with Carolus Magnus / Charlemagne.

Must-read books

Literature inspires – both fictional and fact-based – and has long drawn walkers & hikers.

Shared culture and history

The Euregio Meuse-Rhine shares a rich culture and history, although it is situated in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

12 UNESCO heritage sites

The Modern Grand Tour in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine includes 12 UNESCO world heritage sites during your walking.

Industrial heritage

The industrial age of the European continent began in Belgium, where conditions were good to those in England.

Some highlights of the trail

With these pictures you get quickly an impression of some highlights during the Modern Grand Tour trail.

Local tales and legends

Local tales and legends give us a way to get to know the local identity and community when we are on holiday in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. From myths and monsters of the past, to stories of the buildings and streets we live in today, The Euregio Meuse-Rhine has a diverse array of local anecdotes, that we like to share. These stories presents every part of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

Forgotten legends and myths

In the Euregio Meuse-Rhine it’s not strange to experience things that can’t be explained.

Be a home town tourist!

You can still escape to the Euregio Meuse-Rhine with the help of a good book or with the help of locals.

Neighbourhoods to call home!

Eurgio Meuse-Rhine cities and villages are worth visiting for more than just a day or two.

History Euregio Meuse-Rhine

The history of EMR is as fascinating as it is complex. There were tribal and inhabitans, Roman conquerors and the french with Napoleon.

History of Europe

The history of Europe is traditionally divided into four time periods: prehistoric Europe, classical antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the modern era.

Timeline of Charlemagne and Aachen

The history of Charlemagne and the city Aachen during and after the great wars to the 20th century shows how the city Aachen has evolved…

Euregio Meuse-Rhine on YouTube or Vimeo

If you may not be able to visit the Euregio Meuse-Rhine at the moment, but you can dream about this, our stories and our gorgeous scenery all you like! If you’re needing some inspiration for your dreaming and a way to pass the time whilst working from home, then look no further. We have come up with a list of a few of our favourite feel good films set and shot in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. So, sit back, embrace these Euregio Meuse-Rhine scenes.

Film & TV locations

Follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters

Film & TV locations

Follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters

Film & TV locations

Follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters

Euregio Meuse-Rhine’s people and places

The landscapes and culture in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine provides the source material for all types of stories. Our people and places have inspired stories and storytellers across the world. Whether you visit your local bookshop or a filming location from your favourite TV show, by sharing your story you are taking part in the tapestry of storytelling.

E.G.T.C. Euregio Meuse-Rhine

Modern Grand Tour in a nutshell

Paintings and sculptures

Walking & hiking stages

Independent bookshops

Vacation in the heart of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine

Inspired by Nature

A meadow stretching into the distance, glorious hill views, a forest in the sunshine. Our encounters with nature are a fantastic source of inspiration. Sea or land, along rivers or through woods in city and country, we can imagine all kinds of stories. Everyday we can define our place in the natural world and help create a more sustainable future for the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and a greener planet. Discover why the Euregio Meuse-Rhine is a welcoming place for nature lovers.

Unique landscapes

The word “unique” is vastly overused. But not for the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

Fairytale places to discover

A region laced with mystical, captivating castles and wild woodlands.

Places to go forest bathing

Maybe you’re wondering what forest bathing even is?

Practising responsable tourism

Responsible travel and tourism can mean lots of different things to people. But what we all definitely share is a desire to keep the….

Beautiful hidden gems to explore

Enchanted by the Euregio Meuse-Rhine’s incredible sights, landscapes, culture and beauty? There is enough for one or more days!

Below the ground

The Euregio Meuse-Rhine comprises the German “Regio Aachen”, Dutch central and southern Limburg and the Belgian provinces of Limburg and Liège.

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The ultimate intinerary

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The 7 Chakras

A walk in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine is a chance to get away from it all. It’s your opportunity to reawaken your senses in nature.

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The International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen

Visit Zuid-Limburg (NL)

Practicing sustainable tourism