The lowlands of the Heinsberg District are to the west of Germany, bordering onto the edge of the Netherlands. The whole area (locally known as the Börde) is covered in a thick layer of loess, making it very fertile indeed. Very productive farmlands here are proof of that.
Heinsberg District Map
Towns & Villages in the Heinsberg District
Many towns here have a rich architecture, and some amazing plazas and pedestrian shopping areas. Streets are filled with beautiful houses and churches and color is everywhere. There are many picturesque and busy rivers in this district.
The capital of Heinsberg sits on the Wurm as it flows into Holland, and lovely, green Hückelhoven sits on the Rur.
The town of Wegberg to the north of the Heinsberg District, sits on three others. Inside the Naturpark Maas-Schwalm-Nette which has the named waterways as its outer borders, this busy little town is filled with history.
From huge castles to Roman defensive “Mottes,” both active and retired water mills and museums on almost every corner, there is plenty to chose from while you are here.