Until 1977 Moelingen was a municipality of its own. In that year it became part of the Voeren municipality.
Moelingen is the westernmost of the six villages that together form the Voeren municipality 
Further westward, across the Meuse river, the southern end of the Caestert Plateau (part of the Mount Saint Peter) is situated, as well as the village of Lieze (in French "Lixhe"), which is part of the Wallonian Wezet (in French "Visé") municipality.
On its north side, Moelingen abuts the Belgian border with the Netherlands, just south of Withuis, a hamlet in the Dutch municipality of Eijsden-Margraten. Withuis is partly situated on the Belgian side of the border, so that it once partly belonged to the former municipality of Moelingen and by now partly belongs to the municipality of Voeren.
Also on its west and its east side Moelingen more or less abuts the Belgian border with the Netherlands, as it is situated in a peak in this border. As a result, on its northeast side its neighbouring place is Mesch, an ancient village in the municipality of Eijsden-Margraten.
Further on its east side (behind the frontier heading northwards again) its neighbouring place is Gravenvoeren, more or less the main village of the Voeren municipality.
To the south Moelingen is bordering the municipality of Visé.
Moelingen was formerly part of Dalham County (Graafschap Dalhem), once an independent principality, but after 1239 a county under the Duchy of Brabant.
The village was largely destroyed in 1914 during the German invasion of World War I. When it was rebuilt after the war, the streets were widened and the plaza enlarged.
Until World War II the village was mainly agricultural, but since then it has become increasingly urban.
Originating from MoelingenEdit
- Marcel Kerff, (Maartensvoeren, 1866 - Moelingen, 1914) cyclist; (later on hung by invading Germans during World War I. There is a monument in Moelingen to him and all Belgian cyclists who died in that war).
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- Mouland (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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- Marcel Kerff at Cycling Archives