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Nature Park Maas-Swalm-Nette

With the app “Along traces – biography of a landscape” you are able to experience Nature Park Maas-Swalm-Nette counting over 350 sights. These sights are being called POI’s (Points of Interest) in the app and are being linked to one or more themes (six in total).

These themes enable you to search POI’s of your interest. Every theme forms a storyline which takes you along the history of the area. This makes your visit not only beautiful, but interesting as well!

How it works

This website “Along traces” offers the opportunity to explore the cultural history, nature and the landscape of the German-Dutch Nature Park Maas-Swalm-Nette. The Nature Park entails roughly a diamond shape with the corners located in Venlo, Mönchengladbach, Leudal and Susteren.


Creating your own route

Create your own route easily. Hiking, cycling or by car, all this is possible! Connect the POI’s on the map to create a route. Use the filter to select your wishes for this route.

Create route


Grab your bike or put on your hiking shoes and discover the beautiful routes in Nature Park Maas-Swalm-Nette. These routes are ready, there’s nothing left for you to do but to start!

All routes


Here you can choose one out of six different themes. One theme includes several Points of Interest and themed routes. These themed routes take you along the POI’s which tell you more about this theme.

Browse themes

Welcoming points

Discover all the welcoming points in the area. On these locations you can park your car, enjoy a cup of coffee or get access to WiFi in order to download the app.



The area has over 350 special sights, also called Points of Interest. Discover these sights here, including churches, castles, nature areas, mills and a lot more.

All POI’s


Nature Park Maas-Swalm-Nette organizes all kinds of activities for young and old. Here you can find the extensive offer and information about the activities.

Browse activities


The app is developed within the project “Cultural History digital”. This project was executed in the INTERREG program Germany-Netherlands and co-financed by the European Union, the Province of Limburg and the WIDE Ministry of Land Nordrhein-Westfalen.