Pleasure tour 18 - 8,1 km

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Pleasure tour 18 – Sourbrodt Fen

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  • Landschaft im Wind Sourbrodt
    / Landschaft im Wind Sourbrodt
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Landschaft im Wind Sourbrodt
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Landschaft im Wind Sourbrodt
    Photo: Dany Heck, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Landschaft im Wind Sourbrodt
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Landschaft im Wind Sourbrodt
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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With the drawings of Didier Comès in search of a conspiratory silence.

moderate
8.1 km
2:00 h
29 m
29 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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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Highest point
570 m
Lowest point
541 m
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Safety information

A pleasant hike without significant difficulties.

Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended. 

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu  

info@ostbelgien.eu  

Start

Train station Sourbrodt. Start on the road along the station, direction Venn. GPS coordinates: 50.4850 - 6.1468 (560 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.473118, 6.144556
UTM
32U 297389 5595132

Destination

Train station Sourbrodt.

Turn-by-turn directions

Marking: Green rectangle and logo "Seven Stars".

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Getting there

Please use the route planner.

Parking

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

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The most beautiful hikes - Enjoyable tours - www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop - Free publications 

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map at the foot of the High Fens- - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
29 m
Descent
29 m
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