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(21) - Zwillbrock (D) - Zwilbroek (NL)

Zwillbrock (D):

Zwillbrock is a suburb of German town Vreden in the western Münsterland county, situated in Northrhine-Westfalia.

Zwillbrock is located approx. 8km (5 miles) west of Vreden town center.

Also on the Dutch side of the border (in the borough Berkelland) is a place with a similar name called Zwilbroek.

The natural reserve Zwillbrocker Venn is a marsh (ven) where more than 100 species of birds live. The swamps are also home to a flamingo colony, the northernmost in Europe.


BK 2007

 

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Along the local road L608 from downtown Vreden we arrive at the border.

(L 608 Zwillbrock)

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Just a few meters from the border, a billboard demonstrating unity between the neighbors.

(Vredenseweg)

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A tablet above the front-door bearing an inscription in local dialect (=The old border-house) just behind the border-line.

(Vredenseweg)

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The abandonned customs office of the German customs when entering Germany.

Zwillbrock Zwillbrock (D):

A German (yellow) street sign-post and a Dutch (blue) indicator pointing to Zwillbrock / Zwilbroek.

Zwillbrock

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Border stone by the side of the road on German territory.

 


(c) Text by BK / Photos by BK 2007

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