High Fens Distance to the Vennbahn: 5 km
Nature reserve with unique flora and fauna and one of the last preserved high moors in Europe.More information
Crossing the impressive Reichenstein viaduct, you pass through Kalterherberg and the German exclave “Ruitzhof”, back into Belgian territory. The one-of-a-kind heath heralds the High Fens. This fascinating high moor acting as a gigantic reservoir and, at the same time, the namesake of the Vennbahn, makes it necessary to build bridges over numerous streams and rivers. Past the old railway station building of Sourbrodt with a considerable number of well-preserved relics from railway history, the Vennbahn runs between the lakes of Robertville and Bütgenbach and finally ends in Waimes.Show map
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!
Situated at the highest point in Belgium and surrounded by green countryside, the lodge is the perfect destination at any time of the year.More information
The hotel is located in the market square in Bütgenbach by the lake.More information
The “Sporthouse” offers 28 barrier-free double rooms and is situated in the sports and leisure centre “Sport- und Freizeitzentrum Worriken” by the banks of Bütgenbach Lake.More information
This elegant hotel is situated on the banks of Robertville Lake, in the heart of the High Fens Nature Park.More information
From the old railway station in Waimes, the Vennbahn takes you through lush green and gently undulating hills. An ideal location for paddocks, which you can marvel at by the woodland area of Wolfsbusch. The aroma of freshly smoked Ardennes ham wafts towards you as you cycle towards Montenau. In Born, the route leads you under the imposing Freiherr-von-Korff viaduct and then onwards to the lively little town of St. Vith. Here at the local history museum (Heimatmuseum) “Between Venn und Schneifel” you can immerse yourself in the chequered past of the Vennbahn.