Hiking Highlight (Segment)

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Recommended by 244 out of 253 hikers


  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Brackvenn lies on both sides of the Monschauer road (N 67), which leads from Monschau to Eupen. The trails are well signposted and along the boardwalks there are always information boards.
    North of the N 67 is the Brackvenn divided into Nahtsief and Puzen. Parts of the area have been renatured. At the northern edge of this area lies the duck's nest, a pingo or palsen, which was filled with drainage ditches with water to have firefighting water for fires in the Venn.
    South of the N 67 are the Venngebiete Im Platten Venn, Hobbe and the Royal peat bog. In this area there are several Palsen or "Mooraugen". One of them, the Hellenketel, is located near the parking lot Nahtsief.
    In the royal peat bog no peat was mined and the original bog vegetation is still preserved. The area is therefore strictly protected and is not accessible.
    In both parts of Brackvenn there are several pals (pingos). 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, which surrounds a water hole, the so-called Moorauge. These geologically interesting formations can be easily recognized on aerial photographs, e.g. on google-earth.
    As in all fens, there is a risk of fire from 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

  • MoRi

    An experience in every season. You should have seen it.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • Bumble-Bee

    Great paths over roots and footbridges very varied.

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    • July 9, 2020

  • Gerd

    In nice weather and on weekends, the parking lot Nahtesief is extremely ...

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    • November 4, 2017

  • Sascha

    Very nice hike with many footbridges. If the parking lot Nahätief too full, as Gerd suggests it already above, there are a few meters further towards Mützenich still a Parkpaltz. Both parking spaces are connected by a small path through the forest. So you do not have to be in the street ditch from A to B.

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    • November 7, 2017

  • Jo

    The webs through the seams are very narrow, sometimes extremely weathered and sections not walkable (as of 05/2018). This is a real problem in wet weather, as the ridges are slippery and the ground is sometimes very muddy.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Christian Kaiser

    Worth a trip in any season and in any weather. always an impressive landscape.

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    • December 2, 2018

  • Torsten

    Beautiful to commit the Nahtsief on the narrow bridges.

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    • June 25, 2019

  • roterfrosch100 🐸

    Moorland hike through high Venn, unique

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    • September 1, 2019

  • R.Bungartz

    The Venn areas Brackvenn, Nahtsief, Königliches Porfmoor and Im Platten Venn together form a landscape unit. The N 67 runs through the area from Mützenich to Eupen. Some hiking parking spaces allow access to these moor areas. In the southern part of this fens there are several Palsen and the Eupener Grenzgraben, also called "Maria-Theresia Graben". Source:

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    • February 13, 2021

  • Harald

    The bridges are sometimes only about 40cm wide. (partly visible on the pictures)

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Wandelstock 🇳🇱

    Very adventurous to walk through a plank path. We should not be slippery or wet.

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    • November 3, 2018

  • Rainer Schmidt

    Beautiful way on wooden bridges by the Brackvenn; The ridges are mostly quite narrow and can be smooth and slippery when wet. In some places, the bridges are in a not very good condition.
    In drought (red flag) the moor must not be entered. On hot summer days better early in the morning or in the evening go and do not forget sunscreen.

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    • June 2, 2019

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    • February 17, 2020

  • Willigipfel

    If you walk through the raised bog with your eyes open and take your time, you will notice constant changes in the terrain that affect vegetation and plants.

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Willigipfel

    The bog has its charms in every season and is worth a visit.

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Alphorn

    beautiful path on footbridges

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    • September 5, 2020

  • EifelFranke

    Great experience.

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    • March 17, 2021

  • fg Bob

    The Hautes Fagnes form a region which extends, in Belgium in the Walloon region and, in Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate and the North-Rhine-Westphalia. In Dutch, Hoge Venen, in German, Hohes Venn. In 1957, the Hautes Fagnes state nature reserve was created.

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    • May 26, 2021

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Location: Liège, Belgium


  • Distance0.52 mi
  • Uphill50 ft
  • Downhill25 ft

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