Vennbahn Stage 1 - Aachen-Raeren

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Vennbahn Stage 1 - Aachen-Raeren

Rail Trail Cycling · Eifel
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  • Aachen
    / Aachen
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Aachen
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Aachen
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Aachen-Rothe Erde
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Kornelimünster
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Rollefbachviadukt
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Rollefbachviadukt
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Kornelimünster
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Kornelimünster
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Vennbahn
    Photo: 1A Design
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Starting from Aachen, the first stage takes you through the former abbey town of Kornelimünster across the border to Raeren. The route is tarmacked throughout and is not particularly challenging.
easy
22.1 km
1:30 h
226 m
67 m
The Vennbahn route starts in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Aachen. The hustle and bustle of urban life and traffic around Rothe Erde railway station are quickly replaced by a peaceful suburban idyll. The former abbey town of Kornelimünster re-awaits you with its mediaeval setting. Old diesel locomotives can still be marvelled at at the railway station in Walheim. The route takes you through a landscape of woodland and meadows across the border to East Belgium and comes to an end at the old station in Raeren.

Author’s recommendation

Visit of the old town of Aachen and the Museum of Pottery in Raeren.
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Updated: March 12, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
336 m
Lowest point
161 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel restaurant Tychon
Hotel Zum Onkel Jonathan

Safety information

  • Be aware and respectful at all times of other road users
  • Always keep to a speed that will ensure you can safely avoid obstacles
  • In the event of accident or injury, call 112 and give your location

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourism Agency

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

info@ostbelgien.eu

www.ostbelgien.eu

 

Vennbahn App

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=vennbahn&c=apps

Apple App Store:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vennbahn/id1026811473?mt=8

 

Vennbahn: A path of transmission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKflBlyA6eI

Start

Aachen Central Station (177 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.768894, 6.090556
DMS
50°46'08.0"N 6°05'26.0"E
UTM
32U 294850 5628161
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Destination

Raeren Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting in Aachen it goes always along the old railway line until you reach the old station of Raeren.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.avv.de

Getting there

Please use Google Maps.

Parking

Parking at the shopping mijl "Aachen Arkaden".

Coordinates

DD
50.768894, 6.090556
DMS
50°46'08.0"N 6°05'26.0"E
UTM
32U 294850 5628161
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Die Vennbahn, G. Kirch u. H.-J. Serwe, GEV
  • Vennbahn-Radweg, Bikeline Radtourenbuch
  • Mit dem Fahrrad über den Vennbahn-Radweg, J.P. Bachem Verlag

Author’s map recommendations

Vennbahn map

 

www.ostbelgien.eu/shop

Equipment

Suitable for all bike types.
Difficulty
easy
Distance
22.1 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
226 m
Descent
67 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Point-to-point Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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