At a glance

The Vennbahn route starts in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Aachen. The hustle and bustle of urban life and traffic around Rothe Erde railway station are quickly replaced by a peaceful suburban idyll. The former abbey town of Kornelimünster re-awaits you with its mediaeval setting. Old diesel locomotives can still be marvelled at at the railway station in Walheim. The route takes you through a landscape of woodland and meadows across the border to East Belgium and comes to an end at the old station in Raeren.

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Attractions Don’t miss any of the highlights along the Vennbahn!

Pottery museum Raeren Distance to the Vennbahn: 2,6 km

The Pottery Museum, housed in the beautiful moated castle, presents exhibits from the height of the Raeren ceramics industry, bringing a bygone era to life.

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Kornelimünster Distance to the Vennbahn: 1,0 km

Former abbey town and place of pilgrimage. The historical town centre is most definitely worth a short visit.

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Aachen Distance to the Vennbahn: 1,2 km

Aachen – a city awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO and the former imperial palace of Charles the Great (Charlemagne). The cathedral and the magnificent town hall in the heart of the historical city are particularly worth seeing.

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Discover Vennbahn stories! Tales and historical facts all about the Vennbahn

For more than a century, the Vennbahn was the iron link between Aachen and the north of Luxembourg. An eventful period in the truest sense of the word which gave rise to a great deal of history and stories. There are a total of 20 locations around the Vennbahn where you can search for traces of the peculiarities of the countryside and people of the region. The stories are visually underpinned by comics typical of Belgium. Have fun on your discovery tour!

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Bicycle-friendly accommodation along the cycle path bed+bike

Farmhouse accomodation Distance to the Vennbahn: 1,9 km

The guest rooms are situated on the first and top floor of a former farmhouse and exude a touch of romance.

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Hotel Zum Onkel Jonathan Distance to the Vennbahn: 1,0 km

The hotel offers rooms with shower bath/WC, satellite TV, telephone and Internet connection.

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Hotel restaurant Tychon Distance to the Vennbahn: 4,5 km

The Hotel-Restaurant Tychon is situated in the centre of Eynatten just off the E40 motorway, providing a direct link to Aachen, Eupen, Maastricht, Liège and Monschau.

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Hof Luterberg Distance to the Vennbahn: 5 km

This old farmhouse dating from the 18th century is surrounded by meadows and hedges and set in a beautiful valley at the edge of a nature reserve.

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Service provider Useful services at a glance

Tourist Information

  1. TI Aachen
    Elisenbrunnen, Friedrich-Willem-Platz
    +49 241 18 029-60/61
    info@aachen-tourist.de · www.aachen-tourist.de
  2. TI Raeren
    Burgstraße 103
    B-4730 Raeren
    +32 87 85 09 03
    info@raeren.be · www.raeren.be

Parking facilities

  1. APAG Parkhaus am Hauptbahnhof
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 3 km
  2. Apcoa Parkhaus Aachen Arkaden
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 0 km

 

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Bicycle rental & repair shops

Bicycle rental

  1. Radstation am Hauptbahnhof Aachen
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,2 km
  2. Bahnhofsvision
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 0 km

Repair shop

  1. Zweirad Brüll
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 3,0 km
  2. FLIZZ Eurobike
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 4,0 km
  3. Velo in Aachen
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 4,0 km

Next stage Stage 2: from Raeren to Monschau

Visitors can delight in the old diesel locomotives on the still existing parts of the track network at the former railway station in Raeren. Then the route takes you through the forest on the German-Belgium border towards Roetgen, the “Gateway to the Eifel”. Now, a veritable alternating of the boundary lines will begin. The Vennbahn crosses German and Belgian territory several times during this stage of the trip. The woodland scenery slowly becomes less prominent towards Lammersdorf and Konzen, and many a person is put in mind of Switzerland. With these impressions, you reach the former cloth-making town of Monschau with its magnificently preserved half-timbered houses.

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