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Pleasure tour 24 - 9,8 km

Walking · Eupen

On the way to the Eupen reservoir, not far at all from the town centre, landscapes appear that look as though they've come from the far north of Canada.

No sooner have you turned your back on Eupen than you find yourself surrounded by a forest in dramatic autumn colours. The broad hiking trail runs along the Weser, which feeds the lake at Eupen. We go through three different woods. Successively, beeches, oaks and firs flank our route. At the dam, some steps take you to the Weser dam visitors' centre, a restaurant with a panorama worth seeing and thus also a good reason to stop off for a while and let your eyes do the wandering for a change.

Holding back such volumes of water has made lots of little bays and zigzags in the hilly shores of the Hertogenwald. Indeed, you feel reminded of some Canadian lakeside landscape. We walk away from the shore and proceed towards a beechwood. After a bend, a house appears, looking quite other-worldly in its remoteness. Further down, the trail becomes firmer again and is paved with pebbles. We go back to Eupen, a town that lies right in the middle of precious nature.

Hiking in the junction system:

Follow the hiking route nodes: 88 > 20 > 25 > 81 > 78 > 35 > 16 > 66 > 72 > 9 > 46 > 47 > 51 > 35 > 55 > 69 > 89 > 20 > 88 More information: https://www.ostbelgien.eu/en/walking/hiking-route-planer 

Hints

Enjoy one of the many Belgian speciality beers on the terrace of the visitor centre with a magnificent view of the reservoir.

Difficulty

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Distance 9.8 km
  • Duration 2:42 h.
  • Highest point 149 m
  • Lowest point 131 m
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Geographical location

  • Country Belgium
  • Region Région Wallonne
  • Province Verviers
  • Municipality Eupen

Details

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 378 m
  • Lowest point 266 m
Recommended season
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Safety advice

The hike leads through the woods. A long hike that presents no significant difficulties, with well signposted paths.

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Recommended equipment

Wear hiking boots, pack water and a light snack.

Further information and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

+32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu

info@ostbelgien.eu

Start of the tour

Opposite Hotel Bosten, at the roundabout in the lower town. GPS-Coordinates 50.3736 - 6.0237 (265?hm)

Coordinates

  • DD 50.622425 , 6.040109

End of the tour

At Hotel Bosten

Route

Hiking in the junction system:

Follow the hiking route nodes: 88 > 20 > 25 > 81 > 78 > 35 > 16 > 66 > 72 > 9 > 46 > 47 > 51 > 35 > 55 > 69 > 89 > 20 > 88 More information: https://www.ostbelgien.eu/en/walking/hiking-route-planer 

By public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.de

By bus: www.infotec.be

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Opposite Hotel Bosten, at the roundabout in the lower town.

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

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Map recommended by the author

Eupener Land & Göhltal - hiking map / IGN - 1:25.000 www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop