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Three Country Border

Aachen Vaals | 50.755138,6.020151, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #8 of 26 attractions in Aachen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Geographic point where Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Don't be fooled, as I was, by thinking that the three giant flags are where the countries come together... There is a stone marker with three flags you can hold in your hands for a photo. People from all over come and someone will be happy to photograph your family together with the marker. Free parking, lovely woods, well marked... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our family had a great time visiting this location. Very beautiful view and the kids had fun visiting the point where all three country boarders converge. Great place to hike and/or bicycle and enjoy the natural surroundings. There are a few restaurants in the vicinity although we arrived late in the afternoon after most things were closed. We still had... More

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Liege, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is really a nice spot one should visit with friends/family There is fun for the small ones (maze, playground) and for the grown up (tower, restaurants, etc.)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We climbed the steps of the viewing tower to get a really good view of the beautiful surrounding area which includes the borders of 3 countries - Germany, Belgium & the Netherlands. There was a lift available for those who struggle with steps. There were a few cafes near the tower with reasonably priced snacks & drinks. A good opportunity... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We managed to take a bus to the edge of Germany and walk a short distance to this tower (or the one next to it....not sure which one we made it to). There were some signs, but the Aachen tourist center ladies helped the most. You walk up a hill through the small town and continue on paved ground on... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited this point as part of the National Holidays "Three Countries" tour and it was a good place to spend an afternoon. The towers are a must to really get the best views or if you're not good with heights just huddle around the post marking the border meeting point. There is good walking in the hills around the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited family in Germany and we went to the three country border for fries, photo-taking and the labyrinth. The labyrinth took us an hour to complete and it was fun! There were bridges, water "traps" (don't worry, you won't get wet if you time it right) and lots of dead ends. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it... More

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Raanana Israel
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Was nice to take pictures in the point the 3 countries meet. The maze was to difficult for my 15 years girl and she insist she should not have entered.

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Essen, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Well, don't expect any huge, impressive site... This is a point where by chance, and on top of a hill (highest "mountain" of the continental Netherlands), three countries touch each other geographically. Quite nice to visit if you are around anyway (and yes, there is food and fun available), but I would not take a huge detour just to jump... More

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Awesome hiking trails, a couple places to eat. Playgrounds for kids. Pet friendly. Climb the towers and see all three countries. Peaceful and we will visit this place often.

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