Liberation Route Europe audio spots in the heart of Limburg

The Liberation Route enables you to gain a sense of what happened in 1944 and 1945 in the border region of the Netherlands and Germany. 

Meuse boulders and information panels are situated at more than 20 locations in Limburg. 

These are the so-called audio spots where you can listen to accounts of the impressive events, as experienced by one or more people during the final years of the war. 

You can download the stories for each location for free via or download the Liberation Route Europe app.


In March 1945, after 'Operation Blackcock', British soldiers take a well-deserved breather in Weert.

Bischöfliche Schule

Een groep in Herkenbosch zet -vanaf de komst van de eerste gevluchte krijgsgevangenen uit Duitsland in 1941- een lijn op om deze aanhoudende stroom vluchtelingen weg te sluizen naar veilig gebied.

Station Vlodrop

In late October 1944, the Wessem-Nederweert canal is part of the front line.

Schottische Befreier mit Evakuierten aus dem Kloster in einem nahegelegenen Wald (19. November 1944)

On the 11th of November 1944, a ferry accident occurred at Kessel.

Die Opfer am 11-11-1944

In the middle of January 1945, the fight for liberation broke out in the Rur region.

Harold Jordan

Christmas 1944. Part of Zuid-Limburg is liberated. Roermond has become a city in the front line.

Die erschossen Männer von Roermond

In October 1944, many Eastern European and Russian prisoners-of-war and slave labourers are in the Roerstreek to work on the expansion of the German defensive position, the West Wall.

Zwangsarbeiter aus Osteuropa

During WW2, the city of Roermond suffered greatly under the German occupation and the efforts of the Allies to liberate it.

Die Kathedrale

The Allied advance through the Netherlands comes to a halt when Operation Market Garden fails.

Thorn Oktober 1944