About the Heinsberg District

Anyone who travels to the District of Heinsberg, visits the westernmost region of Germany. The District is characterized by floodplain valleys, forests and heathland and crisscrossed by the rivers Rur, Wurm and Schwalm. The “Heinsberger Land” comprises the ten cities and municipalities of the Heinsberg district in which around 253,000 people live. In the Heinsberg district you will find a wide range of cycling routes, hiking trails and museums.

Transportation links

The district of Heinsberg benefits from good transportation links. From the Allegra you can reach the cities of Aachen (55km), Düsseldorf (60km), Mönchengladbach (38km) and Cologne (85km) within an hour’s drive. The Dutch cities of Maastricht (55km), Roermond (20km) and Venlo (45km) are only a short drive away. Heinsberg train station is within walking distance of the Allegra and is served by the RB 33 line.

Nature & local recreation

In the immediate vicinity there are plenty of opportunities to explore the beautiful nature of the Heinsberger Land. In addition to many nature reserves, the 870 km² Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park (NMSN) borders the northern district boundary. The nature park offers a wide range of cycle tourism and hiking routes. Other destinations include the Teverener Heide or the Gangelt wildlife park.

Museums & history

The district of Heinsberg looks back on an eventful past. The region was shaped by mining and industrial culture. These modern roots are well documented in various museums in the district. For example, in the visitor mine in Hückelhoven or in the flax museum in Beeck. The Begas Haus, located in the city of Heinsberg, is dedicated to regional history and art.

Bicycle tourism

Well-developed bike paths, beautiful landscapes and a pleasant topography make the District of Heinsberg a gem for cyclists of all levels. Regardless of whether you are a racing cyclist, mountain biker or touring aficionado: The “Westzipfelregion” (Western-tip-region) offers varied routes for every cyclist. In addition to the bicycle-friendly infrastructure, the region is crisscrossed by and has access to a large number of local and national cycling routes and themed cycling routes.