GR56 – Malmedy / Robertville
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Panorama MalmedyPhoto: Dominik Ketz, CC BY-SA, East Belgium Tourist Agency
Through the archway next to the Taverne St. Pierre on the Place Albert 1er in Malmedy, this tour starts in a fairly spectacular way. It goes up on to the Kalvarienberg, with the climb demanding quite a bit of effort from your legs. Compensation comes in the form of an outstanding view out over the town.
Then on via Chaudes, down into the Warche valley. With this view over the beautiful Warche valley you follow a small hiking trail which winds its way along, sometimes up and sometimes downhill. Some fitness is called for here too. The only constant is the Warche itself, always in view.
After that, you come to the rock formation 'Nez de Napoléon' (Napoleon's Nose), and a little later the majestic Burg Reinhardstein comes into view. N.B.: If you want to visit the castle you need to follow the trail further into the valley, as otherwise you remain on the 'Warche variant', which takes you to the hikers' car-park by the dam wall of the lake at Robertville.
Rest stopsHotel-Restaurant Albert 1er
Hotel-Restaurant L'Esprit Sain
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
MALMEDY - The Place Albert I is the centre of Malmedy. Here you will find a whole range of accommodation, restaurants and shops. To the right of us in house 29a is the House of Tourism (Maison de Tourisme) the East Belgium Tourism Agency TAO. There you will find all the information the hiker needs, hiking guides, hiking maps etc.
Today we continue our hike on the GR56 and choose the Warche variant. The Warche, which accompanied us on the previous stage, comes from a spring area between Hünningen and Losheimergraben. We will follow the Warche continuously upstream on the next stages.
By train: www.belgianrail.be
By bus: www.infotec.be
Getting therePlease use the route planner.
ParkingMalmedy - Place Albert Premier, Robertville - Dam
Book recommendation by the author
" On GR-Ways through East Belgium " - Free brochures > www.ostbelgien.eu
Author’s map recommendations
Hiking map at the foot of the High Fens- - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop
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EquipmentHiking boots recommended.
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