GR 563: Eupen - Eynatten

Long Distance Hiking

GR56: Eupen - Eynatten

Long Distance Hiking · Eupen
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Uphill, down dale and cross country, this route combines the love of nature with that of culture.

moderate
18.1 km
4:42 h
169 m
169 m

We begin our tour in the marketplace at Eupen. The green towers of the St. Nikolaus Chapel rise up high above the town and show us the way. On the Langesthal bridge in Bellmerin, we watch the Weser for a while before walking towards Hasenell along the Osthertogenwald. Soon, we come to a former railway line. We hear that museum trains are to run here in the future. Our route takes us towards Raeren, over meadows and fields, and all of a sudden the Knoppenburg, a 16th-century farm, appears ahead of us. It's at the end of a magnificent avenue of chestnut trees and very close to seven small ponds. In Raeren we pay a visit to Raeren Castle, a 14th-century complex in which there is a pottery museum today. In Eynatten our tour comes to an end and we stop off for a coffee in the local bakery.

Author’s recommendation

A visit to Raeren Castle is certainly recommended. Internationally renowned ceramics are exhibited in the pottery museum there.

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Updated: January 27, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
357 m
Lowest point
265 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Ambassador hotel Bosten
Zum Onkel Jonathan
Restaurant Tychon
Sleepwood Hotel

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

Market place in Eupen (271 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.630538, 6.031925
DMS
50°37'49.9"N 6°01'54.9"E
UTM
32U 290099 5612945
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Destination

Eynatten village centre near the church

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

The city centre of Eupen has 942 parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the centre.

Coordinates

DD
50.630538, 6.031925
DMS
50°37'49.9"N 6°01'54.9"E
UTM
32U 290099 5612945
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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

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

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended.

Similar routes nearby

  • GR 573 - stage Eupen – Botrange
  • GR 573: Etappe Verviers - Eupen
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.1 km
Duration
4:42h
Ascent
169 m
Descent
169 m
Point-to-point Refreshment stops available

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