Vennbahn DE / BE

This former railway line crosses 3 countries and breathtaking landscapes. Today, it is reserved for gentle mobility and is often described as the "most beautiful cycling trail in Europe".
Difficulty Middle
Distance 51km
Difference in height 951m
Departure Wincrange

 

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enjoy the nature

On more than 125 km you will discover the beautiful landscapes between Aachen and Troisvierges, in the Natural Park of Our. For over a century, the Vennbahn (www.vennbahn.eu) was the iron link between the coal miners in West Germany and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.  At that time, it was used to transport coke into Luxembourg's mining areas. Today, the tracks have given way to the edge of nature. Along the route, you will find numerous information boards on the history and the surroundings of this unique railway line.

discover numerous places

The Vennbahn cycle path leads past cultural sights, beautiful landscapes and natural attractions. Among other things, you can visit Aachen, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the unique nature park of the High Fens-Eifel and the Ourtal before crossing the Luxembourg border. Other places of interest are undoubtedly:
 
  • the former cloistral city Kornelimünster
  • the pottery museum in Raeren
  • ,,Rursee''
  • the historic city of Monschau
  • the lakes in Bütgenbach and Robertville
  • the former railway junction Sankt-Vith
  • the lake of Weiswampach in Luxemburg
The Vennbahn cycle path is reserved for gentle mobility. The various points of attraction can be found by leisure cyclists in a safe and relatively easy way since the average gradient of the track is 2%.
 
 
Vennbahn DE / BE
Vennbahn DE / BE
Vennbahn DE / BE
Vennbahn DE / BE
Vennbahn DE / BE
Vennbahn DE / BE