Natur pur

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Lowi

    A very worth seeing landscape

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    • May 5, 2020

  • 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

  • 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

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Location: Waimes, Verviers, Liège, Belgium

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