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East-Belgium - OSTBELGIEN as we say - is the multi-lingual holiday region in the East of Belgium, close to the borders to Germany, the Netherlands and Luxemburg. We are therefore used to cross-border cooperation. Alongside the natural environment, the area’s gastronomic wealth is another trump card.

East-Belgium lies within the Nature Park “High Fen – Eifel”. The High Fen is one of Europe’s last altitude wetlands. The construction of miles of wooden causeways has made this protected area of spectacular natural beauty accessible to walkers. 40% of the surface area in East-Belgium is forested. Dense coniferous plantations give way to spacious mixed forestry and deciduous woodland.

Visitors in East-Belgium find an antidote to mass tourism. Our cycle and hiking tracks lead one through woods and fields, along streams and past idyllic villages. The RAVeL-Cycle Touring Route along the embankment of the “Vennbahn” (the former Fen Rail) is, with its 130 kilometers, Europe’s longest accessible trans-frontier embankment route, passing through Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg.

Everywhere in the DG, glimpses of past glories and past struggles of a rich history are revealed, whether in the form of historical monuments, churches, mansions, wealthy merchants’ town houses, archaeological sites or, not least, the many collections housed in museums.

For more information visit: https://www.ostbelgien.eu




Ministry of the German-speaking Community of Belgium
Gospertstr. 1
4700 Eupen


Karla Schumacher
telephone +32 87 59 63 33



Gudrun Hunold
Advisor for tourism
telephone +32 87 59 63 76


Sandra De Taeye
Director Tourism Agency East-Belgium
telephone +32 80 227 664



NECSTouR Explores a Possible Cooperation with the German Parliament

Aug 28, 2018


Representatives of NECSTouR attended the German Bundestag Reception on the 27th of August in Brussels. The event has been hosted by Mr. Volker Timmermann, Chargé d’affairs of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Belgium

The aim of the event was to discuss about the main tourism priorities for the German Bunderstagand namely Visa, Transport and Internal Market.


Good Practice


The German Community Speaking of Belgium is using ERDF to support employment and to promote destinations and itineraries while the EARDF to attract new investments.

Examples of this use are:

  • Digitalisation of tourism information
  • Complete revision of hiking trails network and signing (system with points of intersection) which is an ongoing project



NECSTouR at Committee on Transport and Tourism - Tourism Task Force

"Funding from the Perspective of Regions: Lessons Learned"

Tuesday 12th of July 2016, European Parliament

Last Tuesday 12th of July 2016, NECSTouR intervened at the last Meeting of the EP's Committee on Transport and Tourism, focused on an exchange of views about accessing the EU Funding for Investment in Tourism. Ms. Cristina Nuñez - NECSTouR's Coordinator - delivered a well appreciated presentation entitled: "Funding from the Perspective of Regions: Lessons Learned".