Starting from Aachen, the first stage takes you through the former abbey town of Kornelimünster across the border to Raeren. The route is tarmacked throughout and is not particularly challenging.
The Vennbahn route starts in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Aachen. The hustle and bustle of urban life and traffic around Rothe Erde railway station are quickly replaced by a peaceful suburban idyll. The former abbey town of Kornelimünster re-awaits you with its mediaeval setting. Old diesel locomotives can still be marvelled at at the railway station in Walheim. The route takes you through a landscape of woodland and meadows across the border to East Belgium and comes to an end at the old station in Raeren.
Visit of the old town of Aachen and the Museum of Pottery in Raeren.