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Rail Trail Cycling · Ostbelgien
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One of the longest cross-border rail trails in Europe, leading through three countries: Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg, 125 km long, almost completely asphalted.
easy
124.4 km
8:49 h
815 m
566 m
Extending over 125 km, the Vennbahn is Europe's longest cross-border cycle path on a former railway line. It stretches between two points where three countries meet and runs across East Belgium from Aachen through the matchless high moorland region of the Hohes-Venn-Eifel nature reserve to Troisvierges in Luxembourg.

Author’s recommendation

Aachen, Kornelimünster, Raeren - the pottery museum, the hedges in the vicinity of Sourbrodt, Wolfsbusch, St.Vith, Our valley, Burg-Reuland.
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Updated: April 14, 2020

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

Hotel Restaurant Dreiländerblick
Hotel Ulftaler Schenke
Hotel Zur Post
Hotel Burg Hof
Hotel Restaurant Rittersprung
Hotel Restaurant Zur Alten Mühle
Hotel restaurant Steineweiher
Hotel Zum Buchenberg
Hotel Zum Burghof
KUZ Meeting Centre
Youth hostel Eifel-Ardennen
Camping Oos Heem
Berliner Hof
Relax hotel Pip-Margraff
Restaurant Zum Buchenberg
Restaurant Zum Burghof

Safety information

Use of the Vennbahn cycling and hiking trail is at your own risk. No liability is assumed for any damage resulting from negligence on the part of the user. The Vennbahn is only for use by non-motorised traffic. The respective national Highway Code shall apply. The markings and signposting shall always be decisive.

 

For your own safety and the safety of others:

 

  • Show consideration for others using the route!
  • Always proceed at a controlled speed so that you can avoid any obstacles in good time!
  • In case of an accident, call 112 and tell them your location!

Tips, hints and links

vennbahn@ostbelgien.eu

www.vennbahn.eu

 

East Belgium Tourism Agency

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

T +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 film:

A path of transmission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKflBlyA6eI

Start

Aachen (177 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.768894, 6.090599
DMS
50°46'08.0"N 6°05'26.2"E
UTM
32U 294853 5628161
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Destination

Troisvierges

Turn-by-turn directions

Extending over 125 km, the Vennbahn is Europe's longest cross-border cycle path on a former railway line. It stretches between two points where three countries meet and runs across East Belgium from Aachen through the matchless high moorland region of the Hohes-Venn-Eifel nature reserve to Troisvierges in Luxembourg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

  • Aachen Central Station
  • Eupen station
  • Troisvierges station

Getting there

Please use Google Maps.

Parking

  • APAG Parkhaus am Hauptbahnhof, Lagerhausstraße 20, D-52064 Aachen
  • Apcoa Parkhaus Aachen Arkaden, Trierer Straße 1, D-52078 Aachen

Coordinates

DD
50.768894, 6.090599
DMS
50°46'08.0"N 6°05'26.2"E
UTM
32U 294853 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
  • Mit dem Fahrrad über den Vennbahn-Radweg, J.P. Bachem Verlag
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Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

All non-motorized vehicles.
Difficulty
easy
Distance
124.4 km
Duration
8:49h
Ascent
815 m
Descent
566 m
Point-to-point Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Insider tip

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