Neutral Moresnet

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Neutral Moresnet is a 15.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Botselaar, Liège, Belgium that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
489 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

nature trips

walking

views

historic site

walking
8 months ago

NEUTRAL MORESNET
A historical trail in Belgium's region "Voerendaal" (Fouron" in French) with maximum height of 346 m and a minimum of 193 m or 153 m difference to conquer twice. Peace of cake. This round trip, mostly through a woodland, is close to Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) where you can spend the afternoon if you start early morning.
Starting at "Drielandenpunt", a tripoint where Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands meet, going downhill along the German border to Neu-Moresnet and further to Kelmis, previously known as Moresnet and once an independent free state due to the zinc mines. In those days there was thus a “Vierlandenpunt” (quadripoint). See https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutraal_Moresnet?wprov=sfsi1 and http://historiek.net/misverstandje-moresnet-overleeft-bizarre-eeuw/58091/ ). From Kelmis the tour leads you, via the Moresnetterstrasse, rue de la Calmine (“Minestreet”) to Moresnet-Chapelle where via the Kalvariënberg / rue du Calvaire and the rue d’Aix back though the wooded hills to the starting point, where you can enjoy an after-walk too.