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GR 56 - Bütgenbach / Buchholz / Losheimergraben

Long Distance Hiking recommended route

GR56 – Bütgenbach - Losheimergraben

Long Distance Hiking · Bütgenbach · open
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  • Wandern am See von Bütgenbach
    / Wandern am See von Bütgenbach
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  • / See von Bütgenbach
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    Photo: TI Büllingen, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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The narrow Warche valley lies embedded in the delightful landscape near the familiar High Fens.
open
moderate
Distance 18.8 km
4:55 h
152 m
38 m
The attractive village of Bütgenbach, mentioned for the first time as early as the 9th century, and the reservoir with its leisure centre, whose direct neighbour it is, form a charming union. At the lake, we walk past meadows of rare daffodils before following the graceful Warche through its valley. Via the meadows of Belgium’s most elevated region, from which there are some splendid views, Büllingen soon appears. On the way to Honsfeld there are more large fields, with the final section involving a walk through a magical forest to the Belgian-German border.

Author’s recommendation

The Ardennes Culture Boulevard is a museum world of its own and certainly worth a visit.
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Updated: February 09, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
672 m
Lowest point
543 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Bütgenbacher Hof
Haus Tiefenbach
Rastaurant Drosson
Restaurant Brüls
Hotel International

Safety information

No special safety instructions. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Tips and hints

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu  

info@ostbelgien.eu 

Start

Bütgenbach Dam. GPS start coordinates 50.379884,6.342298 (560 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.427114, 6.212945
DMS
50°25'37.6"N 6°12'46.6"E
UTM
32U 302049 5589833
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Destination

Buchholz / Losheimergraben. GPS coordinates 50.376037,6.316669 and 50.436133,6.212146

Turn-by-turn directions

BÜTGENBACH - You can start today's stage under the railway viaduct again - where we left it yesterday - and immediately follow the white-red hiking signs again. This path first leads further down into the valley to the Warche, but soon turns right off the road. A narrow path then climbs steeply up to the dam of the Bütgenbach Dam.

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

Bütgenbach - Worriken

Coordinates

DD
50.427114, 6.212945
DMS
50°25'37.6"N 6°12'46.6"E
UTM
32U 302049 5589833
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

" On GR-Ways through East Belgium " - Free brochures > www.ostbelgien.eu

Author’s map recommendations

Around the lake of Bütgenbach - hiking map / IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended.

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.8 km
Duration
4:55 h
Ascent
152 m
Descent
38 m
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