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Recommended by 62 out of 66 hikers


  • HerrBertAC

    a historical path formerly used by smugglers to bring goods across the border to and from Belgium

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    • December 14, 2016

  • luktob07

    This narrow path through the forest is also worth the journey. A completely different environment than before in the middle of the Fens. Just beautiful.

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    • October 31, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    Very nice hiking trail, which was often used by smugglers in the post-war years. Due to the high coffee taxation in the British occupation zone and from 1949 in the Federal Republic of Germany, coffee smuggling was lucrative and was operated by individuals for self-sufficiency or on a large scale. The main smuggling lines were south of Aachen in the foothills of the Eifel, with centers in Aachen-Hitfeld and Mützenich. According to official statistics, 31 smugglers and two customs officers were killed between 1945 and 1953.
    Large-scale coffee smuggling ended in the region after the coffee tax was drastically reduced from DM 10 / kg to DM 4 / kg on August 24, 1953. Source:

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    • January 24, 2021

  • Helmut Bär

    Very nice tour with interesting discoveries

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    • November 12, 2017

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Location: Liège, Belgium


  • Distance0.39 mi
  • Uphill25 ft
  • Downhill75 ft

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