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Rode Beek Walk


Walk through the edge of the Meinweg, along the Rode Beek and the river Roer. The Rode Beek is a beautiful meandering brook that originates just across the border from Germany and forms the national border between Vlodrop Station and Vlodrop. Along the stream is a water wheel mill worth seeing, the Gitstapper mill, which was built about 600 years ago.

Distance: 13 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 89% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Ijzeren Rijn.

The Rode Beek flows into the Roer, a tributary of the Maas. The Roer is approximately 165 kilometers long, 21.5 kilometers of which flows beautifully through Dutch territory. On the edge of a wooded part of the Meinweg, a section of the Iron Rhine is followed, a disused railway line. Initially the intention was to dig a canal. Later on, a railway line was preferred, hence the name Iron Rhine. Furthermore, during the tour you will pass Breatrixhof, a monument commemorating war victims from the Second World War and Castle Daelenbroeck as a point of interest. Daelenbroeck Castle was built in the early fourteenth century by Godfried van Heinsberg, who used it as a residence and hunting lodge.

Ijzeren Rijn

Download PDF for route description.

Map & Poi's.