GR 56 - Malmedy / Bütgenbach

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GR56 – Malmedy / Bütgenbach

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  • See Bütgenbach
    / See Bütgenbach
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Malmedy
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Chateau de Reinhardstein
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / See Robertville
    Photo: RSI Robertville, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Staumauer
    Photo: eastbelgium.com/Dominik Ketz, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Markus Balkow, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Markus Balkow, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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It may be true that many things are in the eye of the beholder, but it is hardly an exaggeration to say that this is the most exciting stage on GR56.

open
difficult
22.8 km
7:27 h
259 m
488 m

Or it is at least fair to say that if narrow, untouched ridge paths and views deep down into narrow valleys are what you like.

The whole thing is dotted with unique natural experiences and cultural-historical sights … and that’s the hiker's recipe for pure enjoyment. It does cost a little bit of effort, true, but as a reward, there's another refreshing lake just round the corner!

In Robertville itself there are things going on the whole year round. The traditional local village fêtes are particularly worthy of recommendation. With a branch on its north side, the reservoir borders directly on the place it got its name from, the village of Robertville. The hike takes you along the southern bank of the lake, which winds its way through the valley. This mixture of direct proximity to the water, quaint paths and tranquil locations is very charming indeed. And of course it easily persuades you to sit down and have another rest here or there.

Taking one's leave of this delightful lake is made somewhat easier by the certain knowledge that there's another reservoir in Bütgenbach to bring joy to all water lovers who also like walking. On the way there, you go along the untouched Warche on trails that are easy to walk. On the other hand, however, you need sensible shoes for the section from Plattenberg to Weywertz, because there's some coarse gravel to be negotiated here.

Author’s recommendation

Burg Reinhardstein – guided tours possible at weekends and on bank holidays. And there's a little restaurant there with regional products too.

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Author

Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 24, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
562 m
Lowest point
341 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Reinhardstein Castle
Hotel-Restaurant Lindenhof
Restaurant Esprit Sain
Hotel Restaurant Albert 1er
Restaurant Brüls

Safety information

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

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

Malmedy - Place Albert Premier. GPS launch coordinates 50.425433,6.029236 (546 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.436161, 6.212250
DMS
50°26'10.2"N 6°12'44.1"E
UTM
32U 302037 5590841
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Destination

Bütgenbach Dam. GPS coordinates 50.426068,6.028450

Turn-by-turn directions

MALMEDY - The Place Albert I is the centre of Malmedy Here you will find a whole range of accommodation, restaurants and shops. To the right of us in house 29a is the House of Tourism (Maison de Tourisme) the East Belgium Tourism Agency TAO. There you will find all the information the hiker needs, hiking guides, hiking maps etc. Today we continue our hike on the GR56 and choose the Warche variant. The Warche, which accompanied us on the previous stage, comes from a spring area between Hünningen and Losheimergraben. We will follow the Warche continuously upstream on the next stages.

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

In the city center of Malmedy.

Coordinates

DD
50.436161, 6.212250
DMS
50°26'10.2"N 6°12'44.1"E
UTM
32U 302037 5590841
w3w 
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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

Hiking map at the foot of the High Fens- - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended.

Similar routes nearby

  • GR 56 - Etappe Bütgenbach / Büllingen
  • GR56 – Büllingen - Schönberg
  • GR56 – Robertville / Bütgenbach
  • GR 56 - Etappe Robertville / Bütgenbach
  • GR 56 - Etappe Schloss Reinhardstein - Botrange
  • GR56 – Amel / Losheimergraben
  • GR 56 - Etappe Botrange / Malmedy
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Status
open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.8 km
Duration
7:27h
Ascent
259 m
Descent
488 m
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