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Discover the ice ages & prehistory

The Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark exhibition is located in the Knowledge Centre building of the Hunebed Centre. The exhibition explains what a Geopark is and why the Hondsrug region has been awarded UNESCO status. It shows how the Hondsrug is part of a worldwide network of unique regions where history is closely linked to the people who live there, now and in the past.

Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark

The exhibition shows how the Hondsrug was formed in the ice ages and how many different peoples have lived in this area, from Neanderthals to reindeer hunters and from dolmen builders to Iron Age farmers. They  have made the landscape what it is today, full of exciting stories about dolmens, boulders, sacrificial sites, burial mounds, cart tracks, pingo’s, bogs and more. Through stories, films, mammoth remains, unusual boulders and a guide to local hotspots, the exhibition brings the Hondsrug to life.

The Hunebed Centre has been a partner and ambassador of the Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark from the very beginning. Take a look at the Geopark website and discover the many beautiful and historic places in the area. You can visit many of them by following the walking and cycling routes that start at Hunebed Centre.

The Hondsrug region
The Hondsrug region stretches from the centre of the city of Groningen in the north, via the municipalities of Haren, Tynaarlo, Aa en Hunze and Borger-Odoorn to the south, to the towns of Emmen and Coevorden. Borger, home to the Hunebed Centre, lies exactly in the middle which makes it a good base for exploring the area.Find out what you can do in the Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark on the website.

Pictures speak louder than words…

The photo gallery below shows some of the many “hotspots” which you can visit in the Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark.