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Seen im Torfmoor

Seen im Torfmoor

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 648 out of 677 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Hohes Venn - Eifel / Parc naturel Hautes Fagnes-Eifel

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  • Bernd 🌲🦌🍄🥾

    What is often called a lake in the Fens is often e.g. Palsas.
    The palsen or pingos in the High Fens were formed around 10,000 to 11,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. When the ground froze deep down during the cold winters of the Ice Age, the wet ground expanded and frost mounds developed. Over the years these mounds grew and the soil material that was on top slid down the sides of the mounds and over time formed a ring-shaped wall around the mound of frost. With the end of the ice age, the ice melted, the frost mound sagged and the wall was preserved. The water in the middle is called bog scour or bog eye.
    Source: euregio-im-bild.de/fotos/palsen-im-brackvenn-bei-m-tzenich.html

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    • October 22, 2022

  • Jo

    Raised bogs are unique natural landscapes. They are located on high plateaus and are characterized by a large excess of water, which is supplied solely by the rainwater. In contrast to peat bogs, which draw their water essentially from the groundwater.
    Raised bogs have a water content of up to 90% and thus also form water holes and lakes.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Rainer Schmidt

    Nice walk on wooden walkways through the Brackvenn; the bridges are sometimes quite narrow and can be smooth and slippery when wet. In a few places the bridges are not in a particularly good condition.
    The bog must not be entered when it is dry (red flag). Better go early in the morning or in the evening on hot summer days and don't forget sun protection.
    Many dragonflies can be seen near water pools.

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    • June 2, 2019

  • Jo

    The royal peat bog is located next to the Brackvenn and is remarkable insofar that in contrast to this never peat was mined. It is still untouched and natural ...

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    • May 10, 2018

  • R.Bungartz

    Here you can still find the vegetation typical of a raised bog with peat moss, heather, cranberries and cotton grass. If you want to hike here, you should bring sturdy shoes, rucksack provisions and, if available, binoculars. Warning: dogs are sometimes not allowed here! Please inquire beforehand whether it is possible to bring your four-legged friend.

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    • February 13, 2021

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Recommended in every season. When wet, the bars can be a bit slippery.

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    • April 10, 2018

  • Marc BODSON

    It is a magnificent place where peace and birdsong reigns. When snow covers the landscape, an impression of grandeur and vastness invades you, a little as if you were alone in the world.

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    • March 28, 2021

  • Gerd

    The high Venn is an experience in every season and always different.

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    • January 20, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Brackvenn is on both sides of the Monschauer Straße (N 67), which leads from Monschau to Eupen. The hiking trails are well signposted and there are always information boards along the wooden walkways.
    North of the N 67, the Brackvenn is divided into Nahtsief and Puzen. Parts of the area have been renatured. On the northern edge of this area is the duck pool, a pingo or palsen, which was filled with water through drainage ditches in order to have extinguishing water for fires in the Venn.
    South of the N 67 are the Venn areas in the Platten Venn, Hobbe and the royal peat bog. In this area there are several palsen or "bog eyes". One of them, the Hellenketel, is close to the Nahtsief car park.
    No peat was mined in the royal peat bog and the original raised bog vegetation is still preserved. The area is therefore under strict nature conservation and is not accessible.
    There are several pals in both parts of the Brackvennes. They originated at the end of the last ice age about 10,000 to 11,000 years ago and consist of a round earth wall that surrounds a water hole, the so-called bog eye. These geologically interesting formations can be easily recognized on aerial photographs, e.g. on google-earth.
    As in all Venn areas, there is a risk of fire if the drought persists. In such a case, a red flag is hoisted at the entrances to the Venn - entry into the Venn is then not permitted.

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    Anyone who walks through the high moor with open eyes and takes their time will recognize constant changes in the terrain which affect vegetation and plants.

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Udo

    If one still has a sense of nature, he is in good hands here. Very varied area. It is a pleasure simply incomprehensibly beautiful.

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    • October 21, 2018

  • Franz

    A beautiful area. Through the Royal peat bog along the Hill to Ternell. Super.

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    • February 7, 2019

  • Franz

    On slatted frames by the "Royal peat bog" in the High Venn. The hike runs in Belgian territory. In the nature reserve the entry is only allowed on marked paths. To protect nature, paths are temporarily blocked, and marked by red warning flags. You should always have rucksack food and a hiking map with you.

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    • February 7, 2019

  • Rainer Schmidt

    Nice walk on wooden walkways through the Brackvenn; the bridges are sometimes quite narrow and can be smooth and slippery when wet. In a few places the bridges are not in a particularly good condition.
    The bog must not be entered when it is dry (red flag). On hot summer days it is better to start early in the morning or in the evening and do not forget about sun protection.
     Many dragonflies can be seen near water pools.

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    • June 2, 2019

  • Gerda

    The short circular route in the Brackvenn is very well signposted and leads over many wider but also narrow bridges

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    • February 14, 2021

  • Peter

    No matter what time of year, the moor is always worthwhile.

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    • November 12, 2021

  • Karin 🐾 🇺🇦

    The Fagnes are breathtakingly beautiful at any time of the year. You really have to have been here once.

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    • March 17, 2022

  • R.Bungartz

    Just stop for a moment and enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape!

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    • February 13, 2021

  • Emma & Kurt

    Very beautiful paths, partly over wooden walkways, through a varied Vennlandschaft which has its charms in every season.

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    • January 22, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    Anyone who walks through the high moor with open eyes and takes their time will recognize constant changes in the terrain which affect vegetation and plants.

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Jo

    The Brackvenn is part of the raised bog between Monschau and Eupen.
    There are mostly easy-to-walk trails here. The bridges are sometimes very narrow and they can be very slippery when wet and ice.
    The paths should not be left for your own safety and nature conservation

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    • April 3, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    Here the landscape, characterized by the harsh climate, is still wild and original. A visit is worthwhile in every season.

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    • February 13, 2021

  • Bettina S.

    Misten is one of 3 remaining active raised bogs in the Fens.

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    • May 4, 2022

  • Torsten

    To celebrate the Brackvenn on the wooden jetties is great. In any weather!

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    • June 25, 2019


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