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  • Simple graves

    Also on the same graveyard, a special area with some simple white crosses. These simple graves belong to the Paters HH Harten. The monastery of these fathers was located on the Cauberg opposite of the Lourdes Grot. There are plans to built social housing in the old monastery building.

  • The graveyard

    Maybe you are thinking graveyards are creepy but this one is really worth a visit. There are many beautiful graves, some made out of the local marlstone. There even is a national monument amongst the graves. This tomb and chapel from 1892 were designed by architect PJH Cuypers. It is the tomb of the Habets-Willems family. The entire tomb and chapel...

  • Jewish victims of war

    On the other side of the road, a bit lower is the graveyard. They have a special part which is a dedicated jewish graveyard. At this jewish graveyard there is a memorial plaque for the jews from Valkenburg, who didn't return from the concentration camps after the war.

  • Remembrance monument

    Along the Cauberg you will find the remembrance monument for all the Limburg victims of war from the resistance in 1940-45. The carillon plays at set hours the Limburgs anthem or the dutch anthem: the Wilhelmus.Inside the little chapel are two walls with names of the Limburg people of the resistance who died between 1940 and 1945.

  • Thermae 2000

    Treat yourself on a day out in the baths at the top of the Cauberg: Thermae 2000, a modern spa. The water comes from 3 springs. Two are located at a depth of 400 metres and provide thermal water for the indoor and outdoor baths. The third spring, at a depth of 80 metres, provides a sparklingly fresh drinking water, rich in minerals. The temperature...

  • Lourdes Grot

    The Lourdes is a place to worship. It is an exact replica of the cave in Lourdes, France.In 1858 Mary appears before Bernadette in the Massiabielle rocks. The pastor of Valkenburg in 1901 wanted to built a Lourdes grot but couldn´t find a good place. His succesor pastor Hermans starts building in 1926. Pastor Hermans and artist Jef Eymael went to...


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  • Cycling......

    My favorite thing is going downhill, like Tom did here. (Gonnie)But Toms favorite thing is climbing it. Preferably on his bicycle.And after this we both like to drink a beer on one of the many terasses on the foot of the Cauberg.

  • Buscrash

    The Cauberg was the stage for the worst buscrash in dutch history. At 29 september 1954 19 people were killed when a bus came down the Cauberg out of control and crashed into a monument of marlstone at the Grendelplein. The monument was made by Cuypers and was to remember the 50th anniversary of the rejoining of Limburg with the Netherlands...

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