At a glance

Behind Reuland Castle you will approach the second tunnel near Lengeler. Unfortunately, this passage through the tunnel remains blocked off. Several rare and protected species of bat have made the tunnel their refuge. For some 100-150 metres, the tunnel bypass has gradients of up to 10%. But it is definitely worth cycling towards the tunnel on the Luxembourg side where a wonderful didactic nature trail has been created, providing comprehensive information on the subject of bats. Just a short time later you reach your destination at the railway station in Troisvierges.

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

Our Valley Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,1 km

The magnificent foothills of the Ardennes in the south of East Belgium are adorned by Weweler Chapel and the ruins of Reuland Castle.

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Bat tunnel Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,1 km

Former railway tunnel of the Vennbahn, which has been turned into a bat adventure path on the Luxembourg side.

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Discover the Vennbahn stories!

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

Fleur de Lys Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,3 km

Newly appointed, cosy attic apartment with 3 bedrooms and bathroom as well as a large living and dining area and an open-plan kitchen.

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KUZ Meeting Centre Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,2 km

The Kultur- und Begegnungszentrum (KUZ) (cultural centre and meeting place) is situated in the picturesque Ulf valley, on an elevation of the Eifel village of Burg-Reuland and in the immediate vicinity of the tri-border region between Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

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Hotel Ulftaler Schenke Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,2 km

Our cosy hotel restaurant is situated in the densely wooded Ulf valley. The direct closeness to the border between Luxembourg and Germany is an ideal starting point for shopping trips and excursions.

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Hotel Burg Hof Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,5 km

Hotel Burg Hof is in an idyllic location not far from the ruins of Reuland Castle and the beautiful Our valley.

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Hotel Restaurant Zur Alten Mühle Distance to the Vennbahn: 2,5 km

Situated in the heart of the idyllic Our valley, the hotel restaurant welcomes its guests with personal service in an informal atmosphere.

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Camping Troisvierges Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,5 km

Very nice campsite in the heart of Our Nature Park. Spacious, shady pitches.

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Hotel Restaurant Lamy Distance to the Vennbahn: 1 km

The Auberge Restaurant Lamy is situated in Troisvierges, Luxembourg, and offers a large and free car park. Take some time to unwind over a refreshing drink at the Irish Pub.

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Tourist information

  1. TI Reuland-Ouren
    Von-Orley-Straße 24 · B-4790 Burg-Reuland
    T +32 80 32 91 31
  2. Tourist Info Troisvierges
    46, Rue de Binsfeld · L-9912 Troisvierges
    T +352 24 51 48 81
  3. Office Régional du Tourisme Éislek
    B.P. 12 · L-9401 Vianden
    T +352 26 95 05 66 ·

Parking facilities

  1. Vennbahn Parking Lengeler
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,3 km
  2. Vennbahn Parking Troisvierges
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 0 km
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Bicycle rental & repair shop

Bicycle rental

  1. Bikestation Troisvierges
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 0,1 km
  2. Tourist Info Troisvierges
    Distance to the Vennbahn: 1 km

Back to stage 1 Stage 1: from Aachen to Raeren

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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