See im Platten Venn

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  • Jo

    In the Venn, the footbridges allow you to cross the bog dry and without destroying nature. They are partly in bad condition and very narrow on some routes. In wet weather or in ice / snow, they can also be very slippery.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Gerda

    Something very special on the route through the moor. To be seen on the roundabout parking Grenzweg

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    • October 26, 2019

  • Etienne Pr

    At this point, it is worthwhile to turn off the backpack, to sit on the dock and just enjoy nature for a while.

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    • October 19, 2017

  • Jo

    The Venn is a typical high moor with its waterholes. In places you can see the black water drain from the peat.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Etienne Pr

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the jetties.

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    • June 29, 2018

  • Franz

    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

  • Thill

    In spring, you can still discover blooming cotton grass here.

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    • July 13, 2019

  • SunnyKay☀️🚴‍♀️🐾

    Also worthwhile in winter - a true winter fairy tale!

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    • January 19, 2017

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    The bog is fascinating. This is pure nature, you should definitely have experienced it.
    Unfortunately, the walkways are prohibited for dogs, so please think about it beforehand.

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    • May 1, 2017

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    You are safe on the jetties and can comfortably walk through the moor. It used to be more dangerous and many a hiker disappeared forever. Therefore very important: "Always stay on the way!"

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    • September 18, 2017

  • Helmut Bär

    Worth a visit in every season

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    • November 8, 2017

  • Helmut Bär

    Must have just seen and experienced

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    • November 21, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jo

    Depending on the weather, very atmospheric place. The footbridges, the raised bog, some fog - all that's missing is the dog from Baskerville ...
    Worth seeing in every season!
    To protect nature and for your own safety, the walkways should not be left.

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    • September 28, 2018

  • Wandelstock 🇳🇱

    Beautiful fens area, but the paths are sometimes very slippery. You have to stand firmly in your shoes :)

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    • November 3, 2018

  • Tine

    Not for dog owners. The dog must be kept on a leash throughout the area. The path across the wooden walkways is completely prohibited for dogs.

    We were very disappointed.

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    • December 28, 2018

  • Martin

    Nice tour. Do not forget your snack! No way to stop on the way!

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    • June 18, 2019

  • 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

  • Torsten

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

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    • June 25, 2019

  • Etienne Pr

    Just stop and enjoy nature.

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    • October 19, 2017

  • Helmut Bär

    Always worth a visit

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    • November 8, 2017

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