Vennstege an der Botrange

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Mützenich has about 2,300 inhabitants and is located directly on the Belgian border in the catchment area of the High Fens. There are several excellent hiking trails around Mützenich, which are marked by unique views, such as the one from Eifel-Blick off, bribe. The Eifelsteig also leads via Steling, the largest elevation in the Monschau region, past Kaiser-Karl-Bettstatt and through Mützenich.

The Eifelsteig

The hike on the Eifelsteig carries the motto “Where rock and water accompany you”. The 313 kilometres are divided into 15 daily stages between 15 and 28 kilometres in length. The 2nd stage leads past our guesthouse at a distance of 120 metres, four kilometres before the official stage finish in Monschau. Shortly before Mützenich you will reach the highest point of the Eifelsteig at 658 metres above sea level. The Eifel view “Steling”, which gives you an impressive view of the Eifel in clear weather, is definitely worth a little detour.

From our guesthouse you can easily walk several stages (see offers).

The High Fens

In the Hohes Venn (high Fens) you can explore the high moor on wooden footbridges and hiking trails. At the same time, many small brook valleys invite you to hikes, during which you can master many meters of altitude. The High Fens is without doubt one of the most unspoilt landscapes in the Eifel and Ardennes region. It has been under nature protection since 1957 and is characterised by approx. 67,000 hectares of forest and moorland. The Fagnes are worth a visit at any time of the year: in spring for daffodil blossoming and in summer for cotton grass and wild orchid blossoming. In autumn, where a mystical atmosphere reigns on foggy days, we enjoy purple wild heaths on sunny days. And in winter, the Hautes-Fagnes is a real experience in snow and frost.


The picturesque little town of Monschau – also called the pearl of the Eifel – can be reached after 4 km via the Eifelsteig. In the many winding alleyways you will find listed half-timbered houses, small shops, nice cafés with the famous original Monschauer Dütchen and inviting restaurants with Eifel specialities.

Monschau has a lot to offer: the Rote Haus, which is known nationwide for its 3-storey cantilevered spiral staircase made of oak wood and the historic castle (the “Monschau Classic” takes place here in summer). Another must are the historic mustard mill, which offers something for every taste with its more than 22 mustard varieties, and the Monschau Christmas Market, which is considered one of the most beautiful and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Monschau County

The Monschauer Land is known for its windbreak hedges, which are mostly made of red beech. They can be admired in many villages around Monschau. Special mention should be made of a signposted circular hiking trail, the hedgerow path (approx. 5 km) in the neighbouring village of Höfen, which represents this Eifel cultural asset.

You also have to see one of NRW’s largest nativity scenes in Höfen at Christmastime, witch ist musically accompanied with the singing shepherds seven days a week. .

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