Schilberg, Echt-Susteren

Schilberg (Limburgish: Sjaelberg) is a neighborhood in the Dutch Limburgish village of Pey.[2] It is home to Our Lady of Schilberg, a chapel and pilgrimage site.[3] It was home to 1,870 people in 2021.[1]

The Onze Lieve-Vrouw Chapel in Schilberg
The Onze Lieve-Vrouw Chapel in Schilberg
Schilberg is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Schilberg is located in Limburg, Netherlands
Location in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 51°06′04″N 5°52′43″E / 51.1010°N 5.8786°E / 51.1010; 5.8786Coordinates: 51°06′04″N 5°52′43″E / 51.1010°N 5.8786°E / 51.1010; 5.8786
 • Total0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
 • Total1,870
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0475


Schilberg was first mentioned around 1300 as Scheylberg, and means "leaning hill".[4]


The neighborhood lies west of Pey village center and the N276 and east of Echt and the Roermond-Sittard railroad line.[5] In the southeast lies the hamlet of Slek, in the northeast lies the residential area of Hingen. Schilberg is partly surrounded by agricultural fields, within walking distance from nature reserves. When the neighborhood was still rural, it consisted mainly of farmhouses and small houses for miners and employees of neighboring tile factories. The buildings were concentrated on the junction of Bosstraat and Heerweg. Most of the small houses have now disappeared. The buildings now vary from blocks of flats in the north, terraced houses just south of them, many detached and semi-detached houses and a few rows of terraced houses in the rest of the district.[2]

It used to be a hamlet with a population of 63 people in 1840, but has become part of the town of Pey. The Chapel of Our Lady has been a site of pilgrimage since the 16th century. It used to be an independent parish until 1932 when it was merged into Pey.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek 2017.
  3. ^ "Kapel van Schilberg". Retrieved 2022-07-04.
  4. ^ "Schilberg - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Héél véél informatie over de buurt Schilberg (update 2022!)". (in Dutch). 2022-01-07. Retrieved 2022-07-04.
  6. ^ "Schilberg (Pey)". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 July 2022.