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Rocherath-Krinkelt viewpoint indicator

Hedges are an essential part of the landscape around Rocherath and Krinkelt. This panorama board provides important background information on this. The listening tour 'Hydroelectric power, smuggling and the...

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Landscape frame 'hedge views'

The landscape frame 'hedge views' invites you to take a look at these very special elements of the Belgian Eifel – the typical hedge landscapes. The two nesting boxes symbolise the protection of...

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The idyllic village of Wirtzfeld lies on the Holzwarche at 580-610 m above sea level, and is not far from Bütgenbach Lake. Picturesque hollow ways with avenues of mature trees give character to the outskirts...

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Wirtzfeld: St. Anne's Parish Church

In the 16th century, today's late Gothic building was built on to the older tower, apparently in place of another edifice that had preceded it. In the 18th century, the Gothic pointed arch windows were transformed...

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Bütgenbach Lake

Bütgenbach Lake, with an area of 120 hectares (300 acres), is the hub of a typical Eifel landscape, surrounded by unadulterated nature, extensive woods, large green stretches and conservation areas. On the shore,...

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Types of hedge on the fringe of the High Fens

Clipped and cut hedges Clipped hedges are between 1.20 m and 2 m high and seldom thicker than 30 cm. They need to be cut back each year. Those that are not cut annually are thicker and bushier. The main type of...

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Functions of hedges

Apart from their original function as boundaries, hedges also have other kinds of significance: they influence the micro-climate, provide the livestock with protection against sun, rain and wind – in cold winds...

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This village, which consists of the districts of Rocherath and Krinkelt, is the highest in Belgium, at 650 m above sea level. From north-west to east, it is surrounded by large wooded areas. Rocherath-Krinkelt is part...

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Rocherath: Parish Church of St. John the Baptist

After the large neo-Gothic church dating from 1907 had been completely destroyed by the severe front-line battles of 1944-45, a new place of worship was erected in 1953. When you look at the parish church from outside,...

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Hasselpath memorial

  Second World War memorial Rocherath, in the direction of Wahlerscheid. The way to the memorial of the Second World War is signposted. Tour with information panels. The section of woodland known as the...