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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour

The untouched countryside along the Weserbach to the Hohes Venn

· 44 reviews · Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Eifel
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  • / Vennlandschaft
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  • / Eschbach
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  • / Hohe Venn
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m 700 600 500 400 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Hohes Venn - (Ternell)

A hike to fall in love with! This idyllic tour leads through dense woodland along wild streams and rivers that originate in the plateau of the Hohes Venn.

 

 

moderate
14.8 km
4:00 h
172 m
172 m

From the first few meters the path leads into a beautiful landscape. The path overlooks the valley formed by the Weser. A nice start before you walk along the Eschbach, a wide river that meanders between the conifers and gives the area a certain Rio flair of the High North. This impression is intensified in winter when the river adorns itself with its white dress.

 

The path climbs up again and the surroundings become wilder and wilder. The more you enter this area, the more the coniferous forest withers until only a few trees appear. Later, the forest disappears completely and the vast heathland of the eastern Hohes Venn appears. This side of the Hohes Venn is less known, but perhaps even rougher. The route approaches the Venn and follows a path along the stream. At an altitude of 500 m you can clearly feel the low temperature of the plateau. Water is also your constant companion on the way back, as it runs along the banks of the equally lively stone river.

Author’s recommendation

Relax after the tour in the Roetgenthermen. Sauna and wellness fans will find everything their heart desires.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
518 m
Lowest point
380 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Genagelter Stein

Safety information

Stay on the designated routes.

Tips, hints and links

Tourism Agency East Belgium

Hauptstraße 54

B-4780 Saint Vith

Phone (0032)80 22 76 64

E-mail: info@eastbelgium.com

Homepage: www.eastbelgium.com

Start

Roetgen-Petergensfeld (415 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.647230, 6.178758
UTM
32U 300552 5614395

Destination

Roetgen-Petergensfeld

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is completely signposted.

Route character:

The route leads mainly along natural paths with only a few asphalted sections. The very pleasant hike along the 12 km long stream tour does not make any special demands in terms of fitness.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The "Roetgen Wanderstation/Bahnhof" stop is the closest to the starting point is served by lines 66, 68, SB63 and 722. Your personal connection information with tariff information for the journey by public transport is available under:

www.avv.de

Getting there

For individual planning of your journey by car, use our route planner and enter "Wesertalstraße 1 in Petergensfeld" as your destination and follow the Wesertalstraße downhill to the start of the tour.

Parking

Take the Raeren-Roetgen road to the right in the direction of Schießhalle on the Wesertalstraße. There you can park your car free of charge.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Genusstouren am Wasser entlang [Pleasure tours along the water] (available from Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien, Hauptstraße 54 B-4780 Sankt Vith, Tel. (0032)80 22 76 64, E-Mail: info@eastbelgium.com, Homepage: www.eastbelgium.com)

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Hohes Venn [High Fens hike map], 1:25.000, Hrsg Institut Geographique National, 7,00 €, (available from Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien, Hauptstraße 54 B-4780 Sankt Vith, Tel. (0032)80 22 76 64, E-Mail: info@eastbelgium.com, Homepage: www.eastbelgium.com)

 

Equipment

Waterproof hiking boots are highly recommended! Take water and a picnic with you, because you can only find gastronomic offers in the village of Roetgen.

Questions & Answers

Question about Jörg Knörchen · May 16, 2020 · Community
Hallo, ich denke die Tour führt durch Belgien, kann sie dennoch in der Corona-Zeit gegangen werden?
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Answer by Wilhelm Bauer  · May 16, 2020 · Community
Hallo, ich bin die Tour in diesem Jahr noch nicht gegangen. Hätte aber auch jetzt keine bedenten sie zu gehen. Ich war vor 4 Wochen in der Nähe von Höfen auf belgischen Gebiet ohne Probleme.
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Reviews

4.6
(44)
Andrew Lockhart
July 11, 2020 · Community
Enjoyable walk, not too challenging but some of the turns were not well signposted. First time we used the App and it was very helpful in keeping us on track!
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Done at July 05, 2020
Cristi Vizu
May 19, 2020 · Community
route is not always obvious but the scenery is gorgeous. took us 5h to complete
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Done at May 17, 2020
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Heike Kretzschmar-Loede
May 05, 2020 · Community
Dienstag, 5. Mai 2020, 14:44 Uhr
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.8 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
172 m
Descent
172 m
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