A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER
Hiking trail Ubach-Palenberg/Geilenkirchen
— By Didi'ms world
We have walked the Schloss Zweibrüggen — Klangbrücke Rondje from Übach-Palenberg which we found on komoot.nl. HERE .It is a route of 12.1 km and is very easily passable. Ubach-Palenberg borders the Netherlands at Rimburg (Landgraaf) in Limburg. It is basically a walking route through the inhabited world and therefore easily accessible for everyone. People who are poorly on their feet or in a wheelchair can also walk this route. Although the distance may cause problems for people who are poorly on their feet. Along the route there are regular benches where you can take a break. The route ansich caused us some problems in the beginning. It started with the fact that the starting point is not properly marked in the route itself. He starts at the station in Ubach-Palenberg so a little effort to mention that. Then the first clue is “On access road go towards Southeast”. Are there people who know exactly when they're standing somewhere which side the Southeast is? Then underneath it says you have to walk 6 feet that way, and that gauge clue isn't ideal for us, and we found out it wasn't right either. Also there are indications such as “Left on Hiking Trail (SAC T1).” and when you read it you think “nothing wrong with it” only is nowhere indicated that a path is SAC T1. At this point, my love was already getting pretty mangy. But anyway, with a lot of searching (and discussions) we came on the right path. But then you get directions like:7.Straight on Aachener Straße. For 141 m — total 497 m 8.Right on Path. For 38 m — total 535 m 9.Turn left sharply and follow Path. For 25 m — total 560 m 10.Right and follow Path. For 987 m — total 1.55 km.That Aachener Straße we could find but that was not a continuous street and that path??????????, we couldn't find it. And we searched! Now later on in the route we had to go to Zweibrüggen and we had the phone at hand so from the Aachener Straße we took a free interpretation. It could be that we walked well but also completely followed the wrong road (according to the route then). The directions were not very clear according to the route on komoot.nl. So we crossed a bridge. Then just put “cross the bridge on the left”.
When I got home I recorded the route we walked on google.com maps. I think this is clearer. Now you only see A and B on the map regularly. This was because google sometimes does not display certain hiking paths that are there. To view the map properly, you need to zoom in. Click HERE to view the custom map. The route remains approximately the same in terms of mileage (12.5 km). On komoot.nl they indicate that you walk on this route just over 3 hours. My pedometer, however, indicated that we walked 2.5 hours.
The route starts at Bahnhofstraße in Ubach-Palenberg. If you come by car, you have plenty of parking spaces here where you can park your car.
St. Petruskapelle (also called Karlskapelle)
At the end of the 8th century, a wooden post church was built around an octagonal baptismal font on a cemetery occupied since the 7th century. Around 1060 this church was replaced by a stone building with a rectangular choir. At the beginning of the 12th century, the small church was given a southern aisle. At the end of the same century, a semicircular apse was built in front of the choir room. The choir was painted around the middle of the 13th century. In the middle of the 17th century, an upper floor was built on the south aisle and a two-storey extension on the north side, as well as a roof tower with a high helmet in the west. In 1959 and 1990 the chapel was renovated and restored. (1)
Behind this chapel there is a footpath. You can also take this footpath. In the route of komoot.nl they mean this path with Hiking Trail (SAC T1). You then go right and follow the bend until you reach the Aachener Straße
From the Aachener Straße the route on comoot becomes a bit unclear but basically you just walk straight ahead. You cross the street and continue until you see the bridge on the left as in the picture next to the picture. You cross this bridge.
You will then end up in the Naherholungsgebiet Wurmtal.
In the photo below you get an impression of the Naherholungsgebiet Wurmtal.
After the bridge you pass the sundial see picture 1. From that point you can also see picture 2. You then turn right. You walk past a playground. From that point you should see picture 3. To the right of this stage is a restaurant.
You walk to the water (kind of jetty) from there you follow the path on the right along the water. You will then pass the stone on picture 4 and continue on the path picture in the middle.
You keep to the right when you get to the large lawn. You then walk a little further along the track until you leave the Naherholungsgebiet and get back to the road.
Here you turn left and continue the road until you see Schloss Zweibrüggen on your right. Walk in the continuous road to see the castle. At the beginning there is an information board with Dutch information text.
Zweibrüggen Castle was the seat of a noble family of the same name. In 1397 a Leynart von Zweibrücken was mentioned in a document. In 1457, Heinrich von Zweibrüggen was the owner of the water castle. He was also named the last of his line in 1486.
Although the castle remained in the family, from 1486 the owners no longer had Zweibrüggen as a surname until 1993 it remained in “the family”.
In the following years, the property was extensively renovated with subsidies and now belongs to the city of Übach-Palenberg.
The country house was rebuilt in 1788 by Joseph Anton von Negri. The electoral hunting lodge Falkenlust at Brühl served as a model. The accompanying farmhouse with its buildings dates from the 16th to 17th centuries and is still in the hands of the von Negrid family.
In the representative two-storey entrance hall with gallery walk, cultural events take place regularly, from classical concerts to art exhibitions and
high-ranking international political events such as the Eurolog. A valuable wall altar that had previously been hidden was rediscovered after the millennium change and was renovated after the establishment of the Neuman & Esser firm and can be seen again today in the castle. The civil status of the city of Übach-Palenberg is located in the side wing of the castle.  (2)
In the Rott
From the castle you walk back to the road and then turn right, you actually continue the road you took to get to the castle. Then you go straight ahead and take the 2nd hiking trail to the right at the signs as here on the left in the picture.
At some point you will see the Klangbrücke on your left. Just walk over there. Continue the route by returning to the path In the Rott.
It should be the highlight of the Euregio 2008, but the sound bridge, the construction that connects the Dohmenpark with the local recreation area, has become a story full of bankruptcies, bad luck and accidents.
Even before the opening of the bridge, serious structural defects were discovered. The larch wood used, at least over a length of about 130 metres, was clearly not suitable for planking and showed the first signs of wear. In addition, sound plates were too low in some places, so that passers-by could injure themselves at the razor-sharp metal edges. In addition, the rapidly rising steel prices allowed only 60 tonnes of steel to be used instead of the originally planned 100 tonnes; the initially slimmer and more extensive shape of the bridge was lost. After objections from residents to noise, the sound elements were adjusted from 3000 to 150.
The bridge has arrived, but it is closed. It is not clear to me why that is and whether people are still stealing about costs and responsibility. (3)
Personally, I think it's a really cool bridge. In my opinion, this is really a work of art. Would be a shame if they didn't find a solution. From this point the route is quite easy to follow. Actually, from then on, it's always a tad sauce up to here:
You have to pay attention to this part of the map. But actually, you can't really go wrong. You turn right at the fire brigade until you can walk left into a path you enter the Wurmauenpark. Here are a lot of seating areas and also a playground. You can also eat and drink at Roj cafe. They have a small terrace. Now in coronatijds they are as close as from 2 November but normally they can. It is useful to take something to eat and drink with you on the go. You walk past Roj cafe and then you come to a parking lot. At the end you turn left into the street and on the main road you turn right. You'll walk towards the shops. Here you can also have a bite to eat and drink in restaurants or sit on a terrace.
You can also feel free to deviate from the route and go to the small center.
You come across murals, statues, beautifully shaped trees, beautiful architecture. Just remember, you're about half the route right now. Although the way back is a stretch where you can walk through and you can't actually expire so you can take your time.
If you want to resume the route, it is only important that you return to “Roj cafe” via the parking lot. You can then walk around the pond and cross the Theodor-Heuss-Ring. If you walk back to where you walked into the Wurmauenpark, you adjust the route.
You will then reach a parking lot at the back of the station. If you then go under the tracks you will come out of the parking lot where you parked your car and where the starting point of this route was. I hope you took a nice walk. It's a walk through civilization, but God damn it, people live here well. They are surrounded by lots of nature and parks. I think this hike in all seasons is a picture that you can walk through.