The Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park is a region rich in nature and water between the Maas, Schwalm & Nette rivers.
The Maas-Schwalm-Nette nature park is located in the districts of Viersen, Heinsberg, Kleve, and the city of Mönchengladbach, as well as the province of Limburg, in the Netherlands. In the nature park, which is characterized by river landscapes, wet meadows, swamp forests, moors and heathlands, you will find smaller, attractive nature reserves, which you can experience up close via well-marked hiking or cycling trails or the waterways.


Natural Park Maas-Schwalm-Nette

Natural Park Maas-Schwalm-Nette

The following nature reserves are located within the Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park: Krickenbecker Lakes, Schwalmtal, Brachter Wald, Elmpter Schwalmbruch as well as the Schaagbach Valley, the Heidemoore, the Lüsekamp and others in the Dutch area of ​​the Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park.

The scenic and diverse local recreation area of ​​the Maas-Schwalm-Nette nature park has an area of ​​over 700 square kilometers, of which about 400 km2 are on the German side. Visitors from the surrounding area as well as from the nearby Rhine metropolises Düsseldorf and Duisburg appreciate the wide range of offers and the wonderful natural scenery. Often you will find oases of calm that will make you forget the hectic life in the cities. You can find wonderful lakes, natural rivers, idyllic forests, but also fields and meadows. Many parts are under nature protection and provide a home for numerous animals.

There are numerous hiking trails in the Natural Park Maas-Schwalm-Nette , including the so-called premium hiking trails. These premium hiking trails are well-marked hiking trails of different lengths.

These include, among others the premium hiking trails:

Premium hiking trail Schwalmbruch (approx. 15 km)
Premium hiking trail Galgenvenn (approx. 11 km)
Premium hiking trail Zwei Seen Route (two lakes route) (approx. 6 km)
Meinvennen premium hiking trail (approx. 19 km)
Premium hiking trails in Nette Seen (Nette Lakes) (approx. 12 km)

You can find more information about hiking trails on the Lower Rhine here!


Tip: Infozentrum Krickenbecker Seen ( Krickenbecker Allee 36 , 41334 Nettetal)

Hiking Paths : There are numerous hiking trails 

Natural Sites in the Lower Rhine region:

Natural Park Maas-Schwalm-Nette

Location: Lower Rhine


This map shows natural sites and reserves in the region of the Lower Rhine. These offers different hiking paths.

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