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PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Neanderthalersite Veldwezelt (Lanaken)

Neanderthalersite – Veldwezelt (Lanaken)

To see

The geological walls provide a spectacular view of the changes affecting the climate and landscape from 150,000 years ago to the present-day. The Neanderthals who lived here during various periods left their mark.
Discover places of specific interest from a scientific and geological point of view and clay profiles, all under the supervision of a guide. Go down into the former clay pit and back in time, becoming acquainted with our distant cousins: the Neanderthals.
This is a protected archaeological site!

Address

Industrieweg
3620 Veldwezelt

Visits

This site is open only to groups and under the supervision of a guide.
The tour lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.

Information

Lanaken Tourist Office
Kanaalstraat 11
3621 Rekem
+ 32 89 722 467
visit@lanaken.be
www.visitlanaken.be

More info

De Rieten archaeological park– Wijshagen (Meeuwen-Gruitrode)

De Rieten archaeological park– Wijshagen (Meeuwen-Gruitrode)

To see

This is the site of five reconstructed Iron Age burial mounds (450 BC), three of which unquestionably belonged to key figures. There is also a burial area created 100 years previously with 44 graves and a Roman sanctuary. A 'cista’ and two 'situlae’ were discovered in the elite graves. Bronze buckets used as funeral urns, these objects are part of the Gallo-Roman Museum’s collection of exceptional items.

Address

Rietenstraat
3670 Meeuwen-Gruitrode (Wijshagen)

Visits

The burial mounds are open to the public. Information is provided by means of information panels and installations. A group visit with a guide is also an option.

Information

Cultuurpunt
Phil Bosmansplein 1
3670 Meeuwen-Gruitrode
+ 32 89 85 59 46
toerisme@meeuwen-gruitrode.be

More info

Molhem burial mounds - Peer

Molhem burial mounds - Peer

To see

Dating from the Iron Age (800 - 500 BC) the five burial mounds still preserved in the Molhem hamlet forests are part of an extensive burial area. Follow the hiking trail to enjoy a fun, interactive experience discovering everything about the way people lived in the early Iron Age.

Address

Molhemstraat
3990 Peer

For people arriving by bicycle, the burial mounds are located between:

  • intersections 248 and 207;
  • the Peer central connection and intersection 207 of the Limburg Bicycle Route Network.

Visits

The burial mounds are open to the public. Information is provided by means of information panels and child-friendly installations. A group visit with a guide is also an option.

Information

Toeristisch Onthaal Peer
Markt 3 (2)
3990 Peer
+ 32 11 61 16 02
+ 32 11 61 16 05
toerisme@peer.be

More info

Tumuli Gingelom

Tumuli – Vorsen en Montenaken (Gingelom)

To see

Dating back to the 2nd century AD, the six Roman burial mounds or tumuli are spread over three sites: Twee Tommen, Drie Tommen and Avernassetom. At the Twee Tommen site you will have the opportunity to discover the Gallo-Roman villa landscape, whereas the focus at Drie Tommen is on the archaeological discoveries excavated there in 1862. At the Avernassetom site you will learn more about Gallo-Roman burial rites and life after death.
These are protected monuments!

Address

Twee Tommen: Twee Tombenweg
Drie Tommen: Drie Tombenstraat
Avernassetom: Tombeweg
3890 Gingelom

N.B.: the burial mounds cannot be reached by car. Parking facilities are available in Brouwerijstraat near Vorsen church.

Opt to travel by:

  • bicycle and circle between intersections 192, 510 and 511 of the Limburg bicycle route network ;
  • •walking and following the 'Hidden Treasures - Gallo-Roman hiking trail‘ starting from Vorsen church (4 km) (More info);
  • covered wagon and enjoy an original outing in a group (remember to book).

Visits

The burial mounds are open to the public. Information is provided by means of information panels and installations. A group visit with a guide is also an option.

Information

Gemeentebestuur Gingelom
Sint-Pieterstraat 1
3890 Gingelom
+ 32 11 88 04 82 of + 32 11 88 10 31
info@gingelom.be

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Landmark Roman villa landscape Borgloon

Roman villa landscape - Borgloon

To see

Bollenberg in Borgloon is the location of the Roman villa landscape landmark. This design by artist Hans Lemmen is an opportunity to reflect upon the importance of Haspengouw and its unique landscape for the Romans. Along the Roman Road (the Roman Tongeren-Tienen route) there is a breathtaking panorama of the Roman landscape. The artist has placed there five or so terracotta-coloured concrete benches and coaches as a reference to the basic shape of a Roman villa residence. The furniture features further details about the Roman villa estates that were located in the vicinity.

Address

Romeinse Kassei
3840 Borgloon
N.B.: the landmark cannot be reached by car. Vehicles may be parked at the Sint-Truidersteenweg car park between Grootloonstraat and Neremstraat.

Opt to travel by:

  • bicycle and peddle between intersections 151 and 155 on the Limburg bicycle route network ;
  • walking and starting from the car park following the green hiking trail.

Visits

The landmark is open to the public. Information is provided by means of information panels and installations.

Information

Borgloon Tourist Office
Stadhuis, Markt
3840 Borgloon
+ 32 12 67 36 53
ingrid.kellens@borgloon.be
http://www.borgloon.be

The Roman aqueduct - Tongeren

The Roman aqueduct - Tongeren

To see

The so-called Beukenberg is the centrepiece and the only remainder of a one-kilometre-long aqueduct, which carried water to the city during the Roman period. It is an impressive artificial earthen wall. The top of the wall was presumably the location of a covered wooden gutter through which the water flowed. The present-day wooded ridge offers an opportunity to enjoy a pleasant walk.

This is a protected archaeological site!

Address

Legioenenlaan
3700 Tongeren

Opt for the 'Hidden Treasures Beukenberg’ hiking trail (3.5 km or 7 km) starting in Mulkerweg
(More info).

Visits

The aqueduct is open to the public. Information is provided by means of information panels. Group visits with a guide is also an option.

Information

Toerisme Tongeren
Via Julianus 2
3700 Tongeren
+ 32 12 80 00 70
info@toerismetongeren.be
http://www.tongeren.be/Toerisme

evocatie van een Gallo-Romeinse tempel Tongeren

Roman temple site – Tongeren

To see

This contemporary visual presentation shows a part of the Roman temple complex that used to dominate the city and region during the Roman period. The original wall remnants of the central temple building are preserved under the current visual presentation.
This is a protected monument!

Address

Keverstraat
3700 Tongeren

Visits

The temple site is open to the public:

  • from 1 April to 30 September during the week and weekend from 10 am - 4 pm;
  • from 1 October to 31 March during the week from 10 am - 4 pm and during the weekend from 10 am - 3.30 pm.

Information is provided by means of information panels.

Information

Toerisme Tongeren
Via Julianus 2
3700 Tongeren
+ 32 12 80 00 70
info@toerismetongeren.be
http://www.tongeren.be/Toerisme

Roman wall Tongeren

Roman wall – Tongeren

To see

The original Roman city wall dating back to the 2nd century was 4.5 km long and roughly 6 m high. Over the centuries many stones from the wall were reused for construction work in the surrounding area (including churches). Nonetheless, the core part of the wall, with its equally spaced towers, has survived, covering a distance of 2 km.
This is a protected monument!

Address

Caesarlaan, Legioenenlaan, Cottalaan en Sabinuslaan
3700 Tongeren

Visits

The Roman wall is open to the public.

Information

Toerisme Tongeren
Via Julianus 2
3700 Tongeren
+ 32 12 80 00 70
info@toerismetongeren.be
http://www.tongeren.be/Toerisme