Gulpen Off The Beaten Path

  • Run Out Of Patience
    Run Out Of Patience
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  • Neuburg Castle, Gulpen.
    Neuburg Castle, Gulpen.
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  • Town Reservoir (??) With Artworks
    Town Reservoir (??) With Artworks
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    Watching The Heron Looking For its Supper

    by johngayton Updated Sep 8, 2010

    A short walk west of the town, not far off the main road, is what appears to be the town's resevoir which is yet another of its water features complete with cascading fountains and some oddbod artwork.

    Here I noticed this heron patiently waiting for its supper. I had a look in the water myself but there didn't seem to be any fish. The heron eventually came to that conclusion too and off it flew.

    Off I flew too to search out my own supper firstly at the Black Rider and then the Brasserie de Kroon.

    Waiting For Supper Run Out Of Patience Town Reservoir (??) With Artworks With Fountain
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    Glimpsed Through The Trees

    by johngayton Written Sep 8, 2010

    It is quite easy to get off the beaten path here in Gulpen as the town is small and compact and most of its buildings are clustered along the main through road.

    Once out of town you are in the rolling rural South Limburg landscape with its wooded hills and lush green fields.

    I only got a glimpse of this through the trees as I was having my usual meander and didn't have time to further investigate but it seems this is the town's Neuburg Castle. Doing a little research as I was writing this page it seems more of a stately home than a castle and is the residence of a branch of the de Marchant et d'Ansembourg family.

    It was used as a temporary billet by the US 30th Infantry regiment in 1944 on their way into Germany after liberating Maastricht during the Second World war.

    Neuburg Castle, Gulpen.
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