March 13, 2015

ADFC-Quality Route: Four-star award for the “Vennbahn”

At this year’s International Tourism Exchange in Berlin (ITB), the Cycle Route “Vennbahn” was awarded four stars for quality by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC), Germany’s leading cycling association. At a press conference to announce the prize, the award certificate was handed to DG Tourism Minister Isabelle Weykmans.   “For the Vennbahn, being accepted into

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March 13, 2015

Award for Vennbahn film “A path of transmission”

The new Vennbahn film “A path of transmission” has hardly been released, and already it’s garnered an award. At the Berlin Tourism Fair (ITB) the film won the ‘Golden City Gate 2015’ prize (Das Goldene Stadttor 2015) with the evaluation ‘Excellence’ in the category of TV commercials for regional promotion.   “I’m delighted that the

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February 4, 2015

Short film “Vennbahn – A path of transmission”: a tale to move generations

The Vennbahn – once an iron lifeline, is today a frontier crossing cycle track and successful tourism concept. The 125 km of former rail embankment running from Aachen via East Belgium to Luxembourg transmits history, landscape, emotion, knowledge … but also a sense of fun and joy. The new short film “Vennbahn – A path

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October 30, 2014

212,000 cycle trips on the Vennbahn since the month of June

Reporting points have been installed on the 125 km long Vennbahn cycle path. In a release issued on Thursday, cabinet minister Isabelle Weykmans stated that at least 212,000 cycle trips were recorded between mid-June and mid-October.   The Vennbahn cycle path is one of the longest in Europe. With a length of 125 km, it

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June 14, 2014

Vennbahn without bollards between Raeren and Kalterherberg

For accident prevention purposes, the access bollards are being removed from junctions on the Vennbahn section between Raeren and Kalterherberg for a test phase from 15.6.2014 to 31.10.2014.   The latest statistics attest to the growing popularity of the Vennbahn since it was opened in the summer of 2013. Unfortunately, during its initial phase of

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March 4, 2014

The Vennbahn wins “Cycle Route of the Year 2014”

“And the winner is … Vennbahn!” With these words, delivered on Friday 28th February, just before the opening of the cycle and hiking trade fair “Fiets en Wandelbeurs 2014”, on the 1st & 2nd of March at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, the proud team responsible for the Vennbahn received yet another international award

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