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Place :Kelmis

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Industrial Heritage Trail Kelmis

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  • Industrielehrpfad Kelmis
    Industrielehrpfad Kelmis
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A multi-faceted walk (approx. 7.5 km), peppered with information on the local economic history. You walk to several important sites for the mining of calamine ore in Kelmis.
Open
easy
Distance 7.8 km
2:04 h
66 m
95 m
237 m
172 m
There are information boards with some background information at each of the sites. These boards are intended to provide tourists and locals with knowledge about Kelmis' industrial past. This educational trail is also suitable for schools: at each station there is a question to answer. The solution can be found in the text or in the surrounding area. This way you can test your knowledge and learn something new. You can get the correct solutions in the museum or at the tourist information office.

Author’s recommendation

Pay a visit to the Museum Vieille Montagne in Kelmis
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Update: July 22, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
237 m
Lowest point
172 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 14.56%Dirt road 4.02%Forested/wild trail 3.12%Path 5.81%Road 12.49%Unknown 59.97%
Asphalt
1.1 km
Dirt road
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
0.2 km
Path
0.5 km
Road
1 km
Unknown
4.7 km
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Safety information

no specific safety information

Tips and hints

Virtual tour on: www.industrielehrpfad.be 

Start

The starting point is at the Parkhotel. (208 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.716019, 6.010670
DMS
50°42'57.7"N 6°00'38.4"E
UTM
32U 288980 5622508
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Destination

In the village centre of Kelmis

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail partly leads through the forest Hohnbachtal and along the Casino pond.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Coming from Belgium:

- E 40, take exit 38 in direction of Welkenraedt, N3- from Eupen, take the N 68, N3

Coming from Germany:

- on the E 40, take exit 38 in direction of Welkenraedt, N3- from Aachen, take the N 3

Parking

Parking at the Parkhotel

Coordinates

DD
50.716019, 6.010670
DMS
50°42'57.7"N 6°00'38.4"E
UTM
32U 288980 5622508
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

hiking equipment is recommended

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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
2:04 h
Ascent
66 m
Descent
95 m
Highest point
237 m
Lowest point
172 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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