11 Sights in Vaals, Netherlands (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Vaals, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Vaals, Netherlands.

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1. St. Johann Baptist

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St. Johann Baptist Lonius2 / Public domain

The former parish church of St. Johann-Baptist in Burtscheid is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to John the Baptist and former abbey church of the Imperial Abbey of Burtscheid. Since 2010, it has been part of the "Catholic Parish of St. Gregory of Burtscheid", a large parish formed in the Diocese of Aachen as part of the parish structural reform implemented since 2008, which is named after the founder of the abbey, Abbot Gregor von Burtscheid, and to which, in addition to St. Johann-Baptist, the former parishes of St. Michael-Burtscheid and St. Apostles, St. Gregorius and Herz-Jesu belong.

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2. Pfarrkirche St. Fronleichnam

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The Aachen Church of St. Fronleichnam is the parish church of the Catholic parish of St. Josef and St. Fronleichnam and the best known and at the same time best documented church building by Rudolf Schwarz. The sacred building built in 1929/30 was originally parish church of the municipality of St. Fronleichnam, which was merged with the municipality of St. Josef in 2005. The former parish church of St. Josef has been used as a columbarium for urn burials since November 2006.

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3. Henger Herrjotts Fott

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Henger Herrjotts Fott (behind God's hip) was crucified, formerly known as Osen Herrjotts Hazz (the heart of our God), a bronze sculpture of Bonifatius Stirnberg. It was erected in Aachen on August 8, 1989 to replace the stone cross lost in World War II in 1941. It is located on a square between Wirichsbongardstraße and Schildstraße, and in 2003 the official postal address of the square was "Henger Herrjotts Fott", referring to the surrounding neighborhood of the same name.

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4. Marschiertor

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The marching gate, also known as the 17th century, also called it or later also a Berseter Tor or Burtscheider Tor, was the south gate of the outer Aachen city wall. It is one of the most powerful city gates of Western Europe. His construction was started around 1257 and probably completed shortly after 1300. With the marching agent, also called Burtscheider Mitteltor, it had a counterpart inside the wall, the so -called Barbarosamauer, which had a total of ten goals.

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5. Kurpark Burtscheid

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Kurpark Burtscheid J. F. Jansen / Public domain

The Kurpark Burtscheid is a green area in the Aachen district of Burtscheid at the end of the 18th century. The Burtscheider Kurpark is the oldest park in Aachen and has been changed several times in the course of time. With the middle of the 20th century, over 15 artesian, which flows out of the spa park, sprang up. There are several listed buildings on the park site, such as the translaced Nuellens pavilion, the Fürstenbad and the former Neubad.

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6. Labyrint Drielandenpunt

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The three boundary points of the maze are the maze in the Dutch part of Valsburg in the congregation of the same name. Through various trails, surrounded by high hedges, people can doze off in the central direction, passing three bridges along the way. There is a tower in the center. On average, it takes 30-45 minutes to find the midpoint. In the maze pattern, you can identify two lions, a Dutch and a Belgian, and a German eagle.

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7. Herz Jesu

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The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, commonly known as: Frankenberg Cathedral or Sacred Heart, built between 1908 and 1910, is a neo-Romanesque stone cathedral designed by architect Joseph Krisatel in the Frankenberg district of the Burtscheid district of Aachen. The mosaic above the altar is the second largest mosaic in Aachen parish, second only to the mosaic in Aachen Cathedral.

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8. Burg Frankenberg

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The Frankenberg Castle is a castle in the Frankenberg area of Aachen-Mitte, itself a district of Aachen, Germany. Its name comes from the concept of a “Franke”, which was a type of castle that did not owe fealty to any others. Of course, shortly after its construction, the lowland castle became a fief of a Graf, and later belonged to the Duchy of Jülich-Cleves-Berg.

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9. Von-Halfern-Park

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The Von-Halfern-Park is a park and arboretum in the southwest of Aachen on Lütticher Straße, towards Kelmis/Belgium, located directly and transitionally on the northern edge of the Aachen city forest. It was created in the style of an English landscape garden and in it there are trees and plants up to 200 years old, including from North America, Europe and Asia.

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10. Dreifaltigkeitskirche

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The Trinity Church is the largest Evangelical Church in Aachen. Between 1897 and 1899 it was built on the historic city boundary between the independent Burtscheid and the city of Aachen until 1897 and is listed. In 2006 it was abandoned as a community church in the course of the reorganization of the parish districts and has served as a youth church since 2015.

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11. Grabeskirche St. Josef

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St Joseph's in Aachen, a former Catholic parish church, is today used as an urn for urn burial under the name "Grabeskirche", in part because the neighboring East Aachen cemetery has reached its limit of capacity.

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