Pleasure tour 24 - 9,8 km

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Pleasure tour 24 – Hertogenwald

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    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
m 600 500 400 300 8 6 4 2 km Wesertalsperre Eupen Parkplatz 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.

moderate
9.8 km
2:42 h
149 m
131 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

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

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
378 m
Lowest point
266 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Sleepwood Hotel

Safety information

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.

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

+32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu

info@ostbelgien.eu

Start

Opposite Hotel Bosten, at the roundabout in the lower town. GPS-Coordinates 50.3736 - 6.0237 (265 hm) (265 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.622425, 6.040109
UTM
32U 290642 5612020

Destination

At Hotel Bosten

Turn-by-turn directions

Signposting: red rectangle.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.de

By bus: www.infotec.be

Getting there

Please use the route planner.

Parking

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

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

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

Equipment

Wear hiking boots, pack water and a light snack.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.8 km
Duration
2:42h
Ascent
149 m
Descent
131 m
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