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GR 56 - Schönberg / Burg Reuland

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GR56 – Schönberg / Burg-Reuland

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This hiking route along GR56 takes you through the Our valley. This hilly country with valleys and magical panoramas feels as if it has been made for interesting and varied hikes.
closed
moderate
Distance 26.8 km
7:30 h
522 m
588 m
531 m
349 m

From Schönberg, as a warm-up, you immediately climb steeply on to the 'local mountain'. A little path takes you on to Amelscheid, an elevated village with an excellent panoramic view. Going through a wooded area you then reach the Our valley villages of Setz, Rödgen and Alfersteg. In Alfersteg the hiker is greeted by the statue of a bear – and this area is also known in the vernacular as the 'Bärenschweiz' (Switzerland of the bears).

Via Weppeler you reach the border village of Steinebrück and follow the Ravel cycle path. After a brief detour via the German border at Hemmeres, we cross the 'Europabrücke', an elegant timber bridge over the Our. Along the old railway line no. 27 we continue to the former station grounds at Burg-Reuland. Now, GR56 climbs steeply again up to Weweler. But don't worry, it's worth it, if only because of the idyllic church with its panoramic view.

Via the village's way of the cross, we finally reach our destination at Burg-Reuland.

Author’s recommendation

The castle ruins in Burg-Reuland are the village's most important tourist sight. Guided tours on request.
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Update: December 06, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
531 m
Lowest point
349 m
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Track types

Asphalt 30.79%Dirt road 7.72%Forested/wild trail 44.54%Path 1.18%Road 7.88%Unknown 7.86%
Asphalt
8.2 km
Dirt road
2.1 km
Forested/wild trail
11.9 km
Path
0.3 km
Road
2.1 km
Unknown
2.1 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Ulftaler Schenke

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

Schönberg. Village center GPS coordinates 50.289367,6.263280 (419 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.289264, 6.264887
DMS
50°17'21.4"N 6°15'53.6"E
UTM
32U 305174 5574371
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Destination

Burg-Reuland. Village centre. GPS coordinates 50.1957776, 6.135993

Turn-by-turn directions

SCHÖNBERG - Today we start from the church square and go to the roundabout. Here we first keep in the direction of Bleialf (N695). At the restaurant "Alte Schmiede" we have to turn right again and continue to climb over the "Dorfberg". The road is not only called Dorfberg, it is also quite steep.

We pass the cemetery and continue climbing uphill. Then after not even 200 meters we turn at right angles into a narrow grassy path, it goes downhill. Over a footbridge we cross a small creek to gain height again just behind it. We reach Amelscheid and turn left over the main road through the village.

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

Schönberg, village center at the church.

Coordinates

DD
50.289264, 6.264887
DMS
50°17'21.4"N 6°15'53.6"E
UTM
32U 305174 5574371
w3w 
///vase.deluge.rebukes
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

Burg Reuland - Ouren – Hiking map - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended.

Similar routes nearby

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  • GR56 – St. Vith / Ligneuville
  • GR56 – Losheimergraben - Schönberg
  • GR56 – Büllingen - Schönberg
  • GR56 – Burg-Reuland / St. Vith
  • GR56 – Ligneuville / Amel
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
26.8 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
522 m
Descent
588 m
Highest point
531 m
Lowest point
349 m
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