Beringen was already inhabited in Celtic times, as proven by the 1995 archeological finds of gold coins and artifacts on its territory. These date from around 90 BC and are the most northerly late-Iron-Age gold objects found in Europe.
The first coal-bearing drill cores were obtained in Campine in 1901, leading to several coalmines being established in the region. The golden age of coal production started right after World War II and lasted until the late 1950s, when cheaper energy sources were made available elsewhere. The last coal mine in Beringen closed its doors in 1989. The remaining slag heaps and mining buildings are still very obvious around the city. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Beringen.
The mining museum is one of Beringen’s main attractions, retracing the industrial history of the region. With its good network of biking trails, Beringen is also one of the best places in Campine for bikers.
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