Border routes – From the foot of the Eifel to the Mergelland

Nature Trail

Border routes – From the foot of the Eifel to the Mergelland

Nature Trail · Raeren
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  • / Raeren
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  • / Eupen - Raeren
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  • / Raeren
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  • / Vennbahn-Anschluss Eupen-Raeren
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  • / Hohlweg bei Raeren
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The main axis of the network of border routes unites the natural contrasts and historical diversity of the region.

moderate
27.2 km
7:49 h
295 m
379 m

Raeren, Itertal, Lichtenbusch, Köpfchen, Dreiländerpunkt (the point where three borders converge), Vaals, Schneeberg, Orsbach: these are the milestones that are touched by the main axis of the border route network. This way, one single hiking trail combines many of the natural, landscape and cultural-historical sights that make the border region so attractive. The route runs through charming stream valleys and meadow landscapes, over the crests of hills and through woodland areas with quite different characters.

Author’s recommendation

Raeren Castle is a moated castle from the 14th century. In the historical walls there is a pottery museum that reflects the history of stoneware from Raeren. The permanent exhibition comprises 2000 ceramics.

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: January 27, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
330 m
Lowest point
190 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Farmhouse accomodation

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

Raeren - Pottery museum (274 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.678921, 6.120726
DMS
50°40'44.1"N 6°07'14.6"E
UTM
32U 296587 5618076
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Destination

Orsbach

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Raeren - Pottery museum

Coordinates

DD
50.678921, 6.120726
DMS
50°40'44.1"N 6°07'14.6"E
UTM
32U 296587 5618076
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Cross-border tours in East Belgium > https://www.ostbelgien.eu/en/walking/cross-border-tours 

Author’s map recommendations

You’ll find hiking guides in the East Belgium webshop  https://www.ostbelgien.eu/ 

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended.

Similar routes nearby

  • Rundroute Köpfchen (Grenzrouten)
  • GrenzRoute 5: Unterwegs im Öcher Bösch
  • “Border routes - On the trail of a political artefact”
  • Grenzrouten Naturerlebnispfad ,,Grüne Strecke" (mittlerer Rundgang)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
27.2 km
Duration
7:49h
Ascent
295 m
Descent
379 m
Point-to-point Cultural/historical value

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