From Schönberg, as a warm-up, you immediately climb steeply on to the 'local mountain'. A little path takes you on to Amelscheid, an elevated village with an excellent panoramic view. Going through a wooded area you then reach the Our valley villages of Setz, Rödgen and Alfersteg. In Alfersteg the hiker is greeted by the statue of a bear – and this area is also known in the vernacular as the 'Bärenschweiz' (Switzerland of the bears).
Via Weppeler you reach the border village of Steinebrück and follow the Ravel cycle path. After a brief detour via the German border at Hemmeres, we cross the 'Europabrücke', an elegant timber bridge over the Our. Along the old railway line no. 27 we continue to the former station grounds at Burg-Reuland. Now, GR56 climbs steeply again up to Weweler. But don't worry, it's worth it, if only because of the idyllic church with its panoramic view.
Via the village's way of the cross, we finally reach our destination at Burg-Reuland.
Rest StopHotel Ulftaler Schenke
Hotel-Restaurant Burg Hof
Hotel Val de l'Our - Restaurant "De Mangerie"
Hotel-Restaurant Zur alten Schmiede
Restaurant Zum Burghof
Safety informationNo special safety instructions. Dogs must be kept on a leash.
Tips and hints
East Belgium Tourist Agency
Tel. +32 80 22 76 64