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Recommended by 326 out of 333 hikers


  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Brackvenn lies 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. At the northern edge of this area is the duck pond, a pingo or palsen, which was filled with water through drainage ditches in order to have water to extinguish fires in the fens.
    South of the N 67 are the Venn areas Im Platten Venn, Hobbe and the Royal Peat Bog. There are several pals or "bog eyes" in this area. One of them, the Hellenketel, is close to the Nahtsief car park.
    No peat was extracted in the royal peat bog and the original raised bog vegetation is still preserved. The area is therefore under strict nature protection and is not accessible.
    In both parts of the Brackvenn there are several palsen (pingos). They were formed at the end of the last ice age around 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 seen well on aerial photographs, e.g. on google-earth.
    As in all Venn areas, there is a risk of fire in the event of prolonged drought. In such a case, a red flag is hoisted at the entrances to the Venn - entering the Venn is then not allowed.

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Sascha

    Very nice hike over many lakes. There are fever clover and broken leg as plants as well as beaver structures to be seen.
    If there is a "red flag", access to the hiking trails is forbidden. Likewise, not all hiking trails in the nature reserve are allowed for dogs.

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    • November 7, 2017

  • Heidi

    If you can not do it with up and down so well, this is the place for you.

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    • September 12, 2018

  • Rainer Schmidt

    Beautiful path on wooden footbridges through the Brackvenn; the bridges are mostly quite narrow and can be slippery and slippery when wet. In some places the bars are in a not particularly good condition.
    The moor may not be entered in dry conditions (red flag). On hot summer days it is better to go early in the morning or in the evening and do not forget sun protection.

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    • June 2, 2019

  • Norbert

    Worthwhile in every season, because the landscape is always different; sometimes colorful, sometimes dark, sometimes mysterious, sometimes calming

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    • January 11, 2020

  • Jo

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

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    • April 3, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    The Brackvenn lies west of Mützenich near Monschau and is easily accessible by car. There is parking in Mützenich or in the Grenzweg car park.

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    • February 13, 2021

  • yves klein

    The plank paths are so narrow that heather, grass and berries brush over shoes and socks. When it rains, you quickly get wet there.

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    • August 27, 2021

  • Oliver🌍

    Since May 2010, the headwaters in the northern Brackvenn have been populated by numerous beaver families who, with their activities in the sense of the renaturation of the former marshland, are causing a backwater of the water that is now quite desirable.

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    • October 8, 2021

  • Helmut Bär

    The Brackvenn, who doesn't know it.
    Worth a visit at any time of the year !!!!

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    • November 6, 2017

  • marc_bret

    Easy access from the car parks along the national road

    • May 1, 2019

  • Elisabeth 🌍🌄🌠

    Under flags

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    • August 2, 2019

  • roterfrosch100 🐸


    • September 1, 2019

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Location: Liège, Belgium


  • Distance0.41 mi
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  • Downhill25 ft

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