Pleasure tour 23 - 19,7 km

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Pleasure tour 23 – So near, and yet so far

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  • Brackvenn
    / Brackvenn
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  • / So nah und doch so fern Ternell
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  • / So nah und doch so fern Ternell
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  • / So nah und doch so fern Ternell
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / So nah und doch so fern Ternell
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / So nah und soch so fern Ternell
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / So nah und doch so fern Ternell
    Photo: Haus Ternell, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Haus Ternell Restaurant
    Photo: David Hagemann, CC BY, Grenzecho
  • / Haus Ternell Restaurant
    Photo: David Hagemann, CC BY, Grenzecho
  • / Naturzentrum "Haus Ternell"
    Photo: Naturzentrum "Haus Ternell", East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Haus Ternell Terasse
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  • / Brackvenn
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m 700 600 500 400 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Naturzentrum Haus Ternell Schöner Blick … Torfmoor Getzbach

The High Fens evoke images from the far North, of tundra and heathland.

moderate
19.7 km
5:24 h
289 m
290 m

After the shaded terrace and appetising aromas from the inn at Haus Ternell we set off into the valley of the Hill. On the edge of the Hertogenwald the broad trail turns into a steep unmade path. From a long way down below the roar of the Hill makes itself heard, but it can't drown out the twitter of the birds. The Hill is reputed to be untamable. On its banks, it looks gentle and submissive, but as it follows its course it hurls itself into the valley, wild and unchained. As we ascend, we're glad to be able to avail ourselves of the handrail.

At the edge of the wood, the Herzogenhügel bridge appears, via which we make our way on to the plateau. A place that seems to be screened off by the forest from the world outside, because a deep silence has descended here. Via this long climb, we make our way back to Brack Fen, a moor landscape that is less well known, but none the less charming for that. Among the tall grasses we come to Rotenbüchel, where the Getzbach rises and its black waters weave their way through the landscape.

Author’s recommendation

Stop for a bite to eat in the cosy restaurant Ternell. 

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
624 m
Lowest point
430 m
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Safety information

For experienced hikers. The route along the Hill is breathtaking, but contains difficult sections.

  • Dogs are not allowed on this hike.

 

Equipment

Wear tall hiking boots, take water with you and drop into House Ternell for refreshments.

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

Down by Ternell house. (498 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.586076, 6.129513
UTM
32U 296808 5607730

Destination

House Ternell

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

Parking at Ternell Nature Centre. GPS-Coordinates N503516 - E60777

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
19.7 km
Duration
5:24h
Ascent
289 m
Descent
290 m
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