The Vennbahn
Ein Höhepunkt der Radroute: Das Reichensteiner Viadukt der Vennbahn, ©
  • Distance: 128.2 km
  • Duration: 12:0 h
  • Difficulty: easy

The Vennbahn


With its 125 kilometres, the Vennbahn is one of the longest disused railway cycle routes in Europe, stretching from Aachen to Troisvierges in the north of Luxembourg, with the unique Hohes Venn upland moors in between.
It is a true symbol for a part of Europe with a tumultuous history. Originally a link between the coal mining areas in the north and steelworks in the south, and then an artery in the conflict zone in the two World Wars before becoming disused and forgotten, it now brings new life to the cross-border region. It crosses borders in the true sense of the word, since the cycle path criss-crosses Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg more than a dozen times.
The route travels through varied natural landscapes, from the Monschauer Heckenland region with its hedges and the moors of the Hohes Venn, or high fen, through the original Our river valley and the gardens around Troisvierges.

Cycling in the Eifel-Ardennes region with border country atmosphere! 

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  • Radwege Eifel: Wegmarkierung Vennbahn
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Along the route

The High Fens

Hohes Venn bei Botrange, ©
One of the last Highland moors in Europe. One particulary special nature experience are the hiking trails over wooden walkways. Details ansehen

Naturpark Hohes Venn - Eifel

Steg, © Monschau Touristik GmbH - Heike Becker
In the German-Belgian nature park Hohes Venn - Eifel, visitors experience a wide variety of landscapes, such as raised bogs, limestone basins and other natural beauties. The diverse Floria is just as impressive as geological features. Characteristic landscape features for the region are forest areas, picturesque lakes and rivers as well as extensive mountain heights. Details ansehen

Kreuz im Venn

Kreuz im Venn, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, AR - shapefruit AG

As the only conglomerate rock in the Monschauer Land, the immense, 80 metre-long Richelsley Rock lies on the edge of the High Fens. It was topped with a cross in 1890 to honour Prior Stephan Horrichem, the “Apostle of the High Fens”.

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Landgasthof Gut Marienbildchen


Our cozy restaurant invites you to enjoy seasonal and regional culinary dishes. Be our guest. We look forward to you!

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More information about this route

Start: Aachen central station

Destination: Troisvierges

Distance: 128.2 km

Duration: 12:0 h

Difficulty: easy

Ascent: 968 m

Descent: 700 m

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