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Pleasure tour 18 - 8,1 km

Place :Sourbrodt

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Pleasure tour 18 – The Fens of Sourbrodt

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    Photo: Pierre Pauquay SPRL Cernix, CC BY-SA, East Belgium Tourist Agency

With the drawings of Didier Comès in search of a conspiratory silence.

moderate
Distance 8.1 km
2:00 h
29 m
29 m
570 m
541 m

It’s not one history and one language that have influenced Sourbrodt, but two. Down in the valley, the village is Belgian through and through. But in the district around the station, its German origin cannot escape you. When you look at the station building, you can easily imagine one of the old locomotives coming in, puffing out clouds of steam over the Vennbahn.

At the end of the trail, beyond the last windbreak of spruces, the biotope of the High Fens extends. The route runs directly to the Rur, black like all the streams in the high country. A windbreak of conifers grows around Troupa Fen. This uninviting, steppe-like area was the Waterloo of Russian prisoners of war: a Russian orthodox cross reminds us of their desperate struggle for survival.

On the way back, the landscapes bear the familiar characteristics that you can discover in the albums of the comic artist Didier Comès, who was born here and created an eternal memorial to this landscape with his art.

Author’s recommendation

This tour is a beautiful introduction to the mysterious hiking world of the High Fagnes. If you feel like even more nature, you should visit the health garden Herba Sana, which is located about 2 km from Sourbrodt.

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Update: January 19, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
570 m
Lowest point
541 m
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Track types

Asphalt 2.33%Dirt road 13.37%Forested/wild trail 53.93%Road 20.92%Unknown 9.44%
Asphalt
0.2 km
Dirt road
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
4.4 km
Road
1.7 km
Unknown
0.8 km
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Safety information

A pleasant hike without significant difficulties.

Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Tips and hints

East Belgium Tourist Agency npo

Hauptstraße 54

4780 Sankt Vith

+32 80 22 76 64

info@ostbelgien.eu 

www.ostbelgien.eu 

BE 0715 454 578 - RJP/RPM Eupen

Start

Train station Sourbrodt. Start on the road along the station, direction Venn. GPS coordinates: 50.4850 - 6.1468 (560 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.473118, 6.144556
DMS
50°28'23.2"N 6°08'40.4"E
UTM
32U 297389 5595132
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Destination

Train station Sourbrodt.

Turn-by-turn directions

Marking: Green rectangle and logo "Seven Stars".

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Directions

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Large car park at the old railway station in the centre of the village.

Coordinates

DD
50.473118, 6.144556
DMS
50°28'23.2"N 6°08'40.4"E
UTM
32U 297389 5595132
w3w 
///tumble.coastal.coexist
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended. 

Similar routes nearby

  • Trientale path in Sourbrodt
  • Pleasure tour 17 – From the lake to the sources of the Quareux
  • Pleasure tour 8 – Panorama on the Warche
  • Pleasure tour 3 – The Bayehon waterfall
  • Educational trail 'The Colours of the Fens'
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
29 m
Descent
29 m
Highest point
570 m
Lowest point
541 m
Round trip Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Flora Fauna

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