Cogito ergo sum #1

Cycling along Vennbahn from Aachen today and a cup of coffee to study real life in Germany.

With my best wishes from Germany and back at the Gold Coast in Queensland in Sep 2023.

Kindly yours


Linked Goethe and his birthday yesterday 28 Aug 1749.

The Vennbahn bike trail is popular for several reasons:

  1. Scenic Route: The trail passes through picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and beautiful countryside, offering cyclists and hikers stunning views and a peaceful environment.

  2. Crossing Borders: The trail crosses three countries (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg), allowing travelers to experience different cultures, languages, and scenery in a relatively short distance.

  3. Historical Significance: The Vennbahn follows the route of an old railway line, so it has historical significance. Along the way, you’ll find remnants of railway infrastructure, adding an extra layer of interest.

  4. Accessibility: The trail is well-maintained and mostly flat, making it suitable for a wide range of skill levels. It’s also ideal for families and casual cyclists.

  5. Infrastructure: The trail has been converted into a dedicated bike path, separate from road traffic, ensuring safety and comfort for cyclists.

  6. Services and Facilities: There are plenty of facilities along the route, including rest areas, cafes, and accommodations, making it convenient for travelers.

  7. Tourism Promotion: Local governments and organizations have actively promoted the Vennbahn as a tourist attraction, drawing attention to its unique features and benefits.

  8. Eco-Friendly Travel: The trail promotes eco-friendly transportation by encouraging cycling and hiking, aligning with the growing interest in sustainable travel options.

  9. Recreational Activities: Beyond cycling and hiking, the trail is suitable for various recreational activities like birdwatching, photography, and nature exploration.

  10. Community Engagement: The Vennbahn has gained popularity through positive word of mouth and social media, with many people sharing their experiences and encouraging others to visit.

Nota bene

Wer lange nichts gegessen hat, ist zu schwach, um zu sprechen, stochert im Muell, dichtet nicht. Was wir vom Hunger wissen, stammt aus dem Mund der Satten; also viel ist es nicht.

Komoot Cycling Vennbahn


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Updated Tue 29 Aug 2023 by author #phb