Welcome in Nature Park Maas-Swalm-Nette

With the app “Along Traces – Biography of a landscape” you are able to experience Nature Park Maas-Swalm-Nette with over 350 sights within a diamond shape with the corner points located in Venlo, Mönchengladbach, Leudal and Susteren. These sights are being called Points of Interest (POI) and linked to one or more of the six themes.

The themes enable you to search Points of Interest that attract your attention. Every theme has a storyline which informs you about the history of the area. This makes your visit not only beautiful, but interesting as well!

This website and the app offer lots of possibilities to get to know Nature Park Maas-Swalm-Nette, which is also being shortened to Nature Park MSN. It is easy to get access to the content via the dashboard in the app. Below you can find a brief explanation of the components.

Points of Interest

Via the dashboard you can browse through Points of Interest and routes. By choosing Points of Interest, a list with all the sights will appear. Select a Point of Interest to get more information about the sight. Stories, pictures and even movies are shown based on the selected theme. Moreover, some POI’s include so called sliders. These sliders enable you to compare old and new images.

When you select themes on the dashboard, you are able to filter Points of Interest based on the desired theme. The selection can be viewed in a list or on a map. By choosing the routes on the dashboard, a list with all public routes is available.

Map and planning a route

After the map will be opened it will become clear where the Points of Interest are located. A Point of Interest is shown by an orange icon. When you select such an icon, the name and a picture of the Point of Interest will appear. By selecting this, a screen will be opened where you can find more information about the POI. When you select an orange icon on the map, a blue icon will appear next to it. By selecting this blue icon, you can start to create your very own route. When you repeat this step with several Points of Interest, your own route through the area or a specific town will be made within a few steps. Do you want to remove a Point of Interest in your route? Select the icon with the red cross.


Several pages provide the opportunity to filter Points of Interest and/or routes. This filter gives the user the possibility to search for Points of Interest and routes matching your preferences. Next to the theme, you can also select a preferable mode of transport, the preferred length of the route or if Points of Interest have to be convenient for children. The result of this selection can be viewed either in a list or on a map.

Account and privacy

You are not obliged to create an account to be able to use this app. Though, an account brings some additional features. As mentioned before, having an account enables you to save personal routes. Next to that, it gives you the possibility to download routes on your smartphone for offline use.

When you have an account, you can review Points of Interest and routes and mark them as a favorite. This makes it easy to find these favorites the next time.

We use the location of your smartphone to be able to send you a notification when you are in the surroundings of a Point of Interest. Ofcourse we use the location for this purpose only. Not for other purposes. Read our privacy statement for more information.