The Vennbahn between Aachen and Troisvierges in the north of Luxembourg, with the unique high moor Hohes Venn in between, is one of the longest railway cycle paths in Europe with its 125 kilometres, symbolizing an eventful part of Europe: originally a connection between coal fields in the north and steelworks in the south, then an artery in the conflict zone of two world wars, then forgotten in order to fill the cross-border region with life today. Crossing the border in the truest sense of the word, as the cycle path alternates more than a dozen times between Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, the path is characterised by a variety of nature, from the Monschau Heckenland and the moorland in the Hohes Venn via the original Ourtal to the gardens around Troisvierges.
Cycling in the Eifel-Ardennes with borderland flair!
Top 10 highlights along the route:
Aachen Cathedral & Old Town
Kornelimünster with Imperial Abbey
Raeren Castle / Pottery Museum
Historical Old Town Monschau
Rurlake (detour via the Rur shore cycle path)
St. Vith (local museum, city tours)
Safety informationThe Vennbahn is comfortably extended to a width of 2.50 - 3.00 metres and is equipped with high safety standards at the crossing points. Against the background of the large number of users and the different target groups with different demands for use, however, mutual consideration is the top priority in order to avoid accidents and to guarantee safe "cycling" for all target groups on the Vennbahn.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
Tips, hints and links
B-4780 Sankt Vith
Phone (0032)80 22 76 64
Aachen Tourist Service e.V.
Phone: +49/(0)2 41/180 29 60 oder -61
Fax: +49/(0)2 41/180 29 69
Monschauer Land Touristik e.V.
Phone: (0049) 2472 / 804822
Homepage : www.eifeltipp.de
Ofice Régional du Tourisme des Ardennes Luxembourgeoises
8, Avenue Nicolas Kreins
Phone: +352 - 26 95 05 66
Getting thereUse our route planner for the individual planning of your journey by car and enter "Aachen, Lagerhausstrasse" as your destination.
ParkingYou can park your car in the multi-storey car park in Lagerhausstraße (chargeable). Prices and conditions can be found under the following link: www.apag.de.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentWith the weather adapted clothing, enough water and a little food you are well equipped for the tour.
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