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
CONTACT PERSON 1:
Advisor for tourism
telephone +32 87 59 63 76
CONTACT PERSON 2:
Sandra De Taeye
Director Tourism Agency East-Belgium
telephone +32 80 227 664
Nov 06, 2019
NECSTouR was invited by the Galicia Region, a NECSTouR member, to take part of their conference about the future of the rural world, including agritourism, taking place in Santiago de Compostela, from the 5th to the 8th of November. Sandra de Puig, head of policy and knowledge at NECSTouR permanent secretariat, presented the CHARM project and the initiatives on rural tourism from different NECSTouR members.
Aug 22, 2019
Pour tous ceux qui souhaitent explorer à pied ou à vélo notre belle et diverse région frontalière autour du Coin des trois pays Belgique, Allemagne, Pays-Bas sans se soucier des frontières, un calculateur d’itinéraires pédestres et cyclistes est désormais disponible sous la forme d’une application mobile quadrilingue.
German Speaking Community of Belgium is a new partner of the European Hiking Villages and is pleased sharing with the other NECSTouR members some information about it.