Romantisches Rurtal

Romantisches Rurtal

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Recommended by 581 out of 594 hikers


  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Rur in the Eifel around Monschau is the most popular white water river in western Germany for canoeists, especially from the Aachen border region and the Cologne area, but also far beyond. The landscape is very beautiful, with a brisk current, beautiful blocking, many eddies and interesting play areas. But hiking paddlers also come to the lower section of the Rur, i.e. from Heimbach, at your expense.
    The headwaters of the Rur are about 650 m above sea level in the High Fens, a large raised bog in Belgium. The section from the Belgian-German border to shortly before Monschau is known as the Hohe Rur and is the most interesting section of the entire Rur, both in terms of landscape and white water.

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    • February 16, 2019

  • Stephan N

    Very beautiful river landscape with the big rocks in the river bed.
    In spring the water rages along between the rocks.
    Here the Rur is still really untamed!
    I also know the Rur differently, straightened and absolutely tame and sluggish, further downstream.
    I come from near Roermond about 150 km from Monschau, where the Rur flows into the Meuse.

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    • May 27, 2020

  • Caro Caramba 🚵🏼‍♀️⚡

    Always nice and highly recommended 👍

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    • March 22, 2020

  • Christine M.

    A little tip: If you want to hike from the "Reichensteiner Brücke" car park to Monschau, you should change banks at this bridge. Because on the other side (north of the Rur) you walk very close to the water and over beautiful, narrow hiking trails. However, sturdy shoes are absolutely necessary, because the paths are often stony and rich in roots. But that's exactly what we hikers love. ;-) :-)

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    • May 3, 2021

  • Gerda

    A very beautiful course of the Rur right here from Reichenstein Monastery

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    • May 9, 2021

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    The water roars over numerous rocks - a wonderful natural spectacle.

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    • March 24, 2020

  • SaTo

    Stop for a few minutes and enjoy the view

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    • February 21, 2021

  • Torsten

    Very nice and interesting section along the Rur.

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    • June 25, 2019

  • Sampada

    Meditative atmosphere! Sound of Rur and whole aura is simply enchanting

    • July 2, 2020

  • RoSa

    Refreshing cooling at hot temperatures is possible here.

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    • August 1, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    Here the Rur appears like a mountain stream.

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    • August 18, 2020

  • Klaus

    The Rur from its most beautiful side. Wild and unruly.

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    • October 7, 2020

  • Olli

    Pure power of water

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    • March 29, 2021

  • Bri Gitte🐩🐕

    The Rur - wild and untamed river, wonderful 😍

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    • June 9, 2021

  • Katharina

    Wild Rur, great water formations and an exciting path. Not really recommended when it is wet, however, as it is very muddy and slippery.

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    • August 19, 2021

  • Frank Rmr

    The Rur valley section below the Ehrensteinley until shortly before Reichenstein is a particularly impressive area characterized by large boulders and debris deposits. Here the Rur valley looks almost like a high mountain river valley.

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    • November 3, 2021

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Location: Monschau, Aachen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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