Liberation Route Europe Limburg

Liberation Route Europe map showing the direction of troops during the liberation of Europe

What is the Liberation Route Europe?

Liberation Route Europe is an international commemorative route linking key milestones in European World War II history. The route links key regions during the Allied advance from the west from southern England to the beaches of Normandy, the Belgian Ardennes, Brabant, Limburg, Arnhem, Nijmegen, the Hürtgen Forest and Berlin. The Liberation Route Europe continues to the Polish city of Gdańsk, where almost two generations later a democratic revolution was launched to lift the secession from Europe.

What is the idea behind the Liberation Route Europe?

The Liberation Route lets you experience what happened in 1944 and 1945 in the Netherlands and the German border region. At more than 100 locations in the wide area, there are Meuse boulders with information panels, the so-called audio spots. At each audio spot, you can listen to a radio play about the impressive experiences of one or more people during the last years of the war. You can download the stories from these locations for free at or click the button below for an overview of all audio spots in Limburg.

Liberation Route Audio Spots

Hikers read an information panel from the liberation route

Liberation Route Europe information on your smartphone?

There is a Liberation Route Europe app that lets you access all the information about the route on your phone. The app is available for iPhone and Android and provides instant access to narratives, sights, historical events, biographies and much more, including historical photos, recorded stories and videos.

The Liberation Route Europe app

Girl listens to liberation route

Liberation Route Hiking Trails

The Liberation Route Hiking Trails comprise an international network of hiking trails between London and Berlin that follow the trail taken by the Allies during the liberation of Europe at the end of World War II. In Limburg, there is a continuous route themed 'The Liberation of Limburg'. You can also hike shorter detours that reveal local memories of the liberation of Limburg.

Liberation Route Hiking Trails

Hiking trails