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by ger4444

The Maas Valley was already inhabited by the Romans and has eversince remained an important area for trade, cultivation, farmers and residential housing. Nowadays this area is still poular because many castles, historic village and nice nature cab be found here. The Maas omnipresent in the valley comes from the Langres platwu in France, is one of the important big rivers of the couyntry, and in the region of the maasdal the hill land means that the water is here in a river valley, namely at the food of the 110 meteres high Sint Pietersberg. The villages of the Maasdal, Susteren, Elsloo and Bunde, can be reached easy by train (by slwo train only) and they are to be reached by busses (on workdays on regular times) But in order to explore the maas valleu one better hir a bike. There are good biking paths and they are well signposted. What to visit in the valley? 1. Susteren. This is the norhern village of the Maasdal. The country is here small, only 5 kilometre. There is a cloister from the 8 th. Century and a roman church the Amelberga church, which dates from the middle ages. In the treasure room of this church you fin old midle aged plates with bible figures. Aslo some statues by the artist Steffeswert are exposed. 2. Stein. This village has an interesting museum for archeology. Roman foundings are exposed. In the nort of Stein you enter the a little village with an old historoc village center. It is a protected village. 3. Elsloo. The ?raadhuisstraat? is very picureque and the ceramiques from the village are well known and visible in the streek-museum Elsloo. This building is 17 th. Century. In the roman days the village was a port. The village has a castle with a french garden, having 2000 plants. 4. Finally, for a nice walk in nature, get off the train in Geulle, where the ?bunderbos? is accessable. This is a forrest with unique ?in terms compared to the rest of the country ? flowers and plants. It is a hill wood, which is also unique for the country.

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  • Written Apr 20, 2008
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