South Limburg is surrounded by Germany and Belgium. The southern hill runs smoothly in to the Belgian border region and the northern parts of the dark Ardennes to the east and the typical French city of Liege on the west side. Liège owes its name to its steel industry, glass and arms industry. Liege has emerged in recent years as an art city that has much to offer tourists. Examples are the Archeoforum or the Museum of Walloon Life. The Sunday market La Batte is well worth a visit! The small and cozy provincial capital, Hasselt is located steps from South Limburg. Hasselt is a diverse city with many museums, shopping opportunities and most importantly time to enjoy.
South Limburg is surrounded by Germany and Belgium. Parkstad Limburg and Vaals borders on the magnificent German imperial city of Aachen. Aachen has about 250,000 inhabitants and is located in a large basin surrounded by vast fields, forests and hills. Aachen is surrounded by the natural parks of the Eifel and the High Fens, but is best known for its bustling city life. The pleasant shopping streets invite you to stroll, strolling and endless shopping. Historic squares, imposing buildings and beautiful fountains make Aachen worth a visit!
On the east side of the western mining region of South Limburg borders on the German Selfkant. An authentic German area, seen in Germany itself as the ‘Far West’. Since the Selfkant indeed so far away from the areas in Germany where “it” happens, this area now has its nostalgic charm in 2009 retained completely. Here time is totally stand still.