Stage 4. Landgraaf (NL) to Übach-Palenberg (DE)

Stage 4. Landgraaf (NL) to Übach-Palenberg (DE)

Landgraaf is located in the south-east of the province Limburg (NL) and is a relatively young municipality in beautiful surroundings.
Landgraaf owes its name to a very special prehistoric canal that runs right through the region. Today this dry canal, the “landgraaf” connects the inhabited part of Landgraaf and the beautiful environment, which mainly consists of heather.

Übach-Palenberg is located approx. 20 km north of Aachen/Aix-la-Chapelle on the frontier with the Netherlands. Cultural and club life as well as recreation are very important in Übach-Palenberg. There is a lot to discover and experience, the former Carolus Magnus coal mine, the St. Petrus Chapel (11th century), Rimburg Castle (12th century), the remains of a Roman bathing house in the leisure facility of the Wurmtal (2nd century) and Zweibrüggen Castle (18th century), which is today one of the most beautiful wedding addresses.

Trail map and stats:

Start:Landgraaf (NL)
Coordinates (DD):50.877317 / 6.020927
End:Übach-Palenberg (DE)
Coordinates (DD):50.919725 / 6.118786
Distance:21,1 kilometers
Ascent:89 meters
Descent:194 meters
Elevation map:
Path, dirt road, gravel, nature trail:76%
Asphalt, road:24%
Pdf route map:Go for download to page here
Gpx track:Go for download to page here
KML file:Go for download to page here
  • Pdf files are excellent for viewing.
  • Gpx tracks can be uploaded to many devices, so you always know the direction to follow or your position.
  • KML files can be uploaded in Google Earth. As result you get a detailed satellite view. You can even follow a videotour, which is a linear walk-through the stage.

Some highlights:

The Roman bath in Übach-Palenberg was discovered in 1988 during the development of the local recreation area (Naherholungsgebiet) and was part of a Roman manor (Villa rustica). The ruins reveal the original character of the bathrooms and the entire structure, read more…

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