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Schavener Heide

Schavener Heide

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  • Kai

    On weekends you can stroll through a beautiful heathland, on weekdays the Bundeswehr, the police and the German Red Cross are on the move here for training purposes.
    As much as it appeals, the gravel paths must not be left! This is ensured by a volunteer "ranger" who also gives interesting information. According to him, there are birds here that operate between muzzle flashes and dog squadrons in the breeding grounds.

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    • August 5, 2018

  • Gerd

    Training area Schavener Heide may not be entered during the practice times Mon-Fri from 7 am to 5 pm. Beautiful heathland.

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    • July 6, 2016

  • Dirk B.

    In September, the heath flowers, then it is there most beautiful!

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    • January 1, 2017

  • HeJi

    The Schavener Heide between Schaven, Firmenich, Satzvey and Kommern-Süd largely belongs to a military training area of the Bundeswehr. It is characterized by extensive heathland as well as oak-birch forests and mixed forests made from a wide variety of deciduous and coniferous woods. Hiking trails through the Schavener Heide are unfortunately not marked because the Schavener Heide is in the military restricted area. The area is closed to hikers on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and sometimes on weekends (note the notice on the barrier!). If you want to experience the Schavener Heide as close as in these pictures, we recommend you to turn directly from Firmenich into the forest on the Panzerstraße (parking) and to cross the Schavener Heide on the gravel paths!
    Source: mechernich.de

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    • January 29, 2017

  • Jo

    The Schavener Heide between Schaven, Firmenich, Satzvey and Kommern-Süd largely belongs to a military training area of the Bundeswehr. It is characterized by extensive heathland as well as oak-birch forests and mixed forests made from a wide variety of deciduous and coniferous woods.
    Hike in a vast bizarre landscape on wide gravel paths or narrow natural paths and enjoy the spreading peace!
    Circular hiking trail 2 takes you around the Schavener Heide for a distance of approx. 12 km.
    The site is temporarily used as a training site. Hiking trails through the Schavener Heide are unfortunately not marked because the Schavener Heide is in the military restricted area. The area is closed to hikers on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and sometimes on weekends (note the notice on the barrier!). Detailed information about the closing times of the Schavener Heide is available on the following telephone number: 02251 9532277.

    If you want to experience the Schavener Heide “very close”, we recommend that you turn right into the forest on the Panzerstraße (parking) from Firmenich and cross the Schavener Heide on the gravel paths!
    Nature tours from the Northern Eifel Nature Park are offered regularly during the heyday of the Schavener Heide.

    Source: mechernich.de

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    • February 12, 2018

  • Oliver

    It is important to note that this nature reserve cannot be entered at all times! (Bundeswehr training area!)
    -> But this is precisely why it looks very "original and untouched" (apart from the maneuver practice tracks).

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    • March 31, 2019

  • Dirk B.

    The Schavener Heide between Schaven, Firmenich, Satzvey and Kommern-Süd largely belongs to a military training area of the Bundeswehr. It is characterized by extensive heathland as well as oak-birch forests and mixed forests made from a wide variety of deciduous and coniferous woods.

    Hike in a vast bizarre landscape on wide gravel paths or narrow natural paths and enjoy the spreading peace!
    The site is temporarily used as a military training area. It is freely accessible on weekends; During the week, please note the information posted accordingly.

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    • January 1, 2017

  • R.Bungartz

    The Schavener Heide training area was confiscated by the occupation authorities at the time in 1952 and has been used by the Belgian armed forces as a tank and infantry training area since 1955. On September 1, 1976, a heavily overused area with huge areas with no vegetation and heavily eroded terrain was taken over by the Bundeswehr.
    Military use and landscape conservation measures by the German Armed Forces and the Federal Forestry Office Rhein-Weser in collaboration with the biological station in the Euskirchen district have meanwhile led to the development and maintenance of a nature reserve rich in species and structures.

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    • August 22, 2020

  • Pascal

    Beautiful paths for walking, hiking and mountain biking

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    • June 3, 2018

  • R.Bungartz

    The image of the Schavener Heide is characterized by extensive heather areas, mixed oak and birch forests as well as lean bristle grass lawn. Since the 1990s, the Federal Armed Forces Administration, Federal Forests, Euskirchen District and the Biological Station in Euskirchen District have been working on combining training operations and the necessary site maintenance and nature conservation measures in such a way that rare species and habitats are preserved.
    A visit is particularly worthwhile when the heather is in bloom from mid-August.
    Since the Schavener Heide is sometimes not allowed to be entered on weekends, please inform yourself in advance by calling 02251 9532277.

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    • August 22, 2020

  • D4WauS

    This is a military training site. Entry prohibited from Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and during other practice periods. Forbidden to leave the path for your own safety. Dogs are to be kept on a leash, as nature reserve

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    • February 25, 2021

  • 🅱️etty🚶🏼‍♀️🐎

    Interesting in every season.

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    • January 2, 2021

  • 🌍 Hey Tom

    Funny ...On the one hand, nature conservation counts here and at the same time it is a military training area.🤔

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    • May 2, 2021

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