I started the mine dump (with e-support) in Baesweiler. From there you have an impressive view. I then lacked the time and energy for the stockpile in Merkstein. I'll go there again. The mining past in the region is particularly interesting (see also Plombières alias Bleiberg in Belgium, or the remains in the Wurmtal valley).It is also interesting that Merkstein has an old town center. So far I only knew the thoroughfare.The first part of the tour went over the old railway line from Aachen to Jülich. It will shortly be fully developed as a paved bike path.
about 17 hours ago