TTT 2003 07 De Meinweg
Published: 27/02/2019
Ijzeren Rijn bij Vlodorp (Meinweg)
This TTT has the start and end point in Ospel * and is mainly beautiful roads through the Limburg country.
* Ospel is a village in the middle of the province of Limburg and is a church village within the municipality Nederweert. Ospel lies between the place Nederweert and Meijel, near the National Park De Groote Peel.

At Neeritter you cross the border with Belgium to pass it again at Maaseik, via Roosteren you drive to the fortified town of Stevensweert **.
** Together with Ohé and Laak, Stevensweert forms the "Island in the Meuse", an island formed by two (former) arms of the river Maas. The main stream of the river, to which Stevensweert is located, forms here the natural marking of the border with Belgium and is therefore also called Grensmaas.
Fortress city and fortifications
The original village was converted into a fortified town by the Spaniards during the Eighty Years' War. An earthen embankment with seven bastions and five ravelines was built around Stevensweert. Stevensweert has so far retained its rectangular circumference and geometric street pattern. The original rampart no longer exists. In 2007 a start was made on the reconstruction of a small part of the fortifications on the basis of historical map material of a bastion, raveline and accompanying canal north side of Stevensweert. These are now on display.

After Stevensweert it goes towards National Park Meinweg ***, where there is also a stop at Hotel St. Ludwig.
*** National Park De Meinweg is a national park with a size of approximately 18 km² in the Dutch province of Limburg east of Roermond, municipality Roerdalen. The area is surrounded by Germany on three sides and is part of the German-Dutch Grenspark Maas-Swalm-Nette (Source: Wikipedia).

After the break up to Roermond and the Maasplassen **** and back to the end of this TTT in Ospel.
**** The Maasplassen are artificial lakes on the Meuse in the Limburg Maasland. They are located in both Belgian and Dutch Limburg. Their joint area is about 30 km². The Maasplassen are gravel holes, they were created by the extraction of gravel that occurs due to deposition by the Meuse (Source: Wikipedia).

Along the entire route there are plenty of opportunities to pause at a café or restaurant.

Because I have driven large parts of this route myself, this route gets 4 stars.

Route details:
rp 33 - Lunch opportunity at Hotel St. Ludwig.
Startpunt in Ospel
Hotel St. Ludwig in Vlodrop (Meinweg)
Useful links:
Hotel St. Ludwig
Nationaal Park Meinweg

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