Hilly countryside, Vijlen
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Hilly countryside, Vijlen

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The hills of South Limburg are the only serious hills of the Netherlands. In the background is the county's highest point, Vaalserberg (322.5 m), with the Wilhelmina tower on top (350 m). Tonight was cold, -11 degrees celsius.

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Imágenes cercanas en Aachen


A: Schweiberghofke

por Robert Kroone, a 3.9 km.

Vakantieappartementen Schweibergerhofke.


B: Wilhelmina toren

por Alexander Ruttgers, a 4.3 km.

YES!!  353.5 meter boven N.A.P. op Nederlands hoogste punt: De nieuwe Wilhelmina toren op Het drielan...

Wilhelmina toren

C: Wilhelminatoren, Vaalserberg

por Nicolai van der Smagt, a 4.3 km.

View from the top of the Wilhelmina tower on top of the Vaalserberg, the highest point of the Netherl...

Wilhelminatoren, Vaalserberg

D: Parkeerplaats Whilhelmina toren

por Alexander Ruttgers, a 4.3 km.

Sinds juni 2011 staat hij er: de nieuwe 34 meter hoge Wilhelmina toren nabij het drielandenpunt in Va...

Parkeerplaats Whilhelmina toren

E: Aachen - University Hospital Aachen (UKA) with new heliport

por Andreas Schniertshauer, a 5.4 km.

The new Heliport called "rettende Hand" on the right side in green, the forecourt and the famous Univ...

Aachen - University Hospital Aachen (UKA) with new heliport

F: Gulpenerberg Maria Monument

por Mark de Graaf, a 5.8 km.

Gulpenerberg Maria Monument

G: Pano saurus

por Hans Zijlstra, a 6.0 km.

The interior of my sisters house at Gulpen where I stay and a panosaurus becomes a saurus.

Pano saurus

H: Avantis park bridge

por Mike Dols, a 6.2 km.

The Avantis industrial zone near heerlen (NL) and Aachen (D) holds a nice little park. In the summer ...

Avantis park bridge

I: Avantis park

por Mike Dols, a 6.2 km.

The avantis industrial zone near Heerlen (NL) and Aachen (D) holds a nice little park with a pond. In...

Avantis park

J: Aachen - Laurensberg - Church St. Laurentius

por Andreas Schniertshauer, a 6.2 km.

This panorama shows the Roman Catholic church called St. Laurentius in the Laurentiusstrasse in Laure...

Aachen - Laurensberg - Church St. Laurentius

Este panorama fue tomado en Aachen, Europe

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