Pleasure tour 21 - 15,4 km

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Pleasure tour 21 – Another world

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  • Wandern im Hohen Venn
    / Wandern im Hohen Venn
    Photo: Trekking et Voyages, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Eine andere Welt Petergensfeld
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  • / Eine andere Welt Petergensfeld
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Eine andere Welt Petergensfeld
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Wandern im Hohen Venn
    Photo: Trekking et Voyages, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Wandern im Hohen Venn
    Photo: Trekking et Voyages, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Wandern im Hohen Venn
    Photo: Trekking et Voyages, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Wandern im Hohen Venn
    Photo: Trekking et Voyages, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
m 700 600 500 400 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Kutenhartvenn Eschbach Steinbach Wesertal

Raw and untouched, this landscape is a challenge to body and mind. This hike takes you deep into the wood and up to the edge of Kutenhart Fen.

moderate
15.4 km
4:39 h
174 m
174 m

Somehow, you feel reminded of heath landscapes or tundra zones in more northern countries. In this hot August the Eschbach has run dry. We follow the dried-up river bed towards the source and push ahead into natural surroundings that seem to get wilder and wilder.

The tall ferns and grasses already herald the heath landscape that flourishes in the east of the High Fens. A particularly barren area that people seem to avoid. After a bend, we come to the remains of the Reinartzhof, whose landholdings lay on the edge of the fens.

In 1953, a particularly heavy snowstorm cut the farms off from the world outside and the inhabitants had to be provided for by helicopter. In fact, the agricultural business was never to recover completely. 5 years later the farms in the catchment area of the Weser dam were dispossessed to protect the quality of the water. Since then, nature has regained control of the former hamlet, and absolute silence now reigns.

Author’s recommendation

Highlights along the way are the Reinartzhof, the Kutenhart-Venn, the Eschbach and the Weser Valley.

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
518 m
Lowest point
378 m
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Rest Stop

Nature Centre "Haus Ternell"

Safety information

A long, very pleasant hike with sporting challenges along the streams. Difficult paths along the Venns.

Dogs are not allowed on this hike.

Equipment

Waterproof hiking boots must be provided! Pack drinks and a small refreshment.

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

Petergensfeld car park. At the parking lot down the street. GPS coordinates: 50,646 - 6,176 (415 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.647000, 6.183510
UTM
32U 300887 5614356

Destination

Petergensfeld car park.

Turn-by-turn directions

Marking: green and white rectangle.

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

Take the Raeren-Roetgen road to the right in the direction of the shooting range.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The most beautiful hikes – Pleasure tours – www.ostbelgien.eu - Tourist Shop - Free brochures

Author’s map recommendations

High Fens - hiking map - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.4 km
Duration
4:39h
Ascent
174 m
Descent
174 m
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