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Cross in the Fens - 8.6 km

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Cross in the Fens

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The walk begins with an initial climb along forest tracks, then crosses a bridge over the River Rur before beginning a second ascent to the highest point on the route. 
moderate
Distance 8.6 km
2:10 h
156 m
157 m
655 m
501 m
The terrain then becomes relatively flat until you reach the "Kreuz im Venn" - Cross in the Fens, a place of pilgrimage where you can walk around.

"In 1890, a cross was erected in honour of Stephan Horrichem Prioris, the apostle of the High Fens. The cross was erected because of his willingness to help the oppressed people of the fens during the 30 Years' War. The 6-metre-high iron cross stands on a 12-metre-high rock. Legend has it that the devil tried to destroy the cross. In reality, the stone lost its balance due to volcanic activity."

The return to Küchelscheid and the Leykaul car park is via the German exclave "Ruitzhof".

 

Junction nodes: 1 - 4 - 7 - 8 - 12 - 5 - 3 - 5 - 1

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: July 18, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
655 m
Lowest point
501 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 79.35%Dirt road 4.73%Forested/wild trail 15.34%Path 0.56%
Asphalt
6.8 km
Dirt road
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
1.3 km
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Rest stops

Leykaul railbike station

Start

Am Breitenbach - 4750 Leykaul
Coordinates:
DD
50.520760, 6.205410
DMS
50°31'14.7"N 6°12'19.5"E
UTM
32U 301906 5600264
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Destination

Am Breitenbach - 4750 Leykaul

Parking

Parking: Am Breitenbach

The parking is located near JN1, next to the Railbike parking.

Coordinates

DD
50.520760, 6.205410
DMS
50°31'14.7"N 6°12'19.5"E
UTM
32U 301906 5600264
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Similar routes nearby

  • To "Berger Venn"
  • Trientale path in Sourbrodt
  • Towards the "Fagne Wallonne"
  • Pleasure tour 18 – The Fens of Sourbrodt
  • Educational trail 'The Colours of the Fens'
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
156 m
Descent
157 m
Highest point
655 m
Lowest point
501 m
Round trip Scenic Cultural/historical interest Dog-friendly

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