Malmedy – Exploring the High Fen

Amel, Büllingen, Burg-Reuland, Bütgenbach, Eupen, Kelmis/La Calamine, Lontzen, Malmedy, Raeren, St-Vith, Waimes.

If you are looking for an idea for activities or excursions, the Cantons of the East will meet all your expectations. The High Fens, a real jewel of nature, will captivate you with the abundance and variety of its landscapes. Not forgetting Malmedy, which abounds in tourist sites and attractions.

  • Les Hautes-Fagnes, lieu idyllique pour les promeneurs
  • Promenades dans les Hautes-Fagnes
  • Paysage des Hautes Fagnes
  • La diversité naturelle des Hautes-Fagnes
  • Maison du Parc naturel Hautes Fagnes - Eifel

Don’t miss the High Fens Natural Park:

  • Its nature reserve, the oldest and most expansive in our country, extends across no fewer than 4500 km². This reserve represents a “must” for walking and hiking fans, who will discover a place unique in Europe for its flora and fauna.
  • The Maison du Parc-Botrange, a real meeting-point for nature lovers and hikers.
  • Lac de Robertville
  • Lac de Butgenbach
  • Lac d'Eupen
  • Barrage d'Eupen

Relax at the water’s edge close to Malmedy:

  • The Robertville lake and dam offers numerous activities such as fishing, bathing in the lake, canoeing, beach games as well as signposted walks.
  • The Bütgenbach lake, which extends through the hollow of the Warche valley, has a range of kayak, sailing and ball sports activities.
  • The Eupen lake and dam, sometimes called the “Vesdre Dam” and 63 metres high, presents an outstanding view.
  • Piste de ski de Fond - Botrange
  • Piste de ski alpin - Ovifat
  • Piste de ski alpin - Ovifat
  • Ski de fond dans les Cantons de l'Est

Enjoy the snowy sites and numerous ski slopes offered by the Cantons of the East:

  • The site of the Baraque Michel offers several cross-country ski trails as well as snowshoe hikes.
  • The three slopes, one of them an Alpine ski slope, along with the toboggan slope located in Ovifat.
  • The Ferme Libert in Malmedy has a one kilometre long ski run.
  • And many more besides, such as the cross-country skiing slopes of the Signal de Botrange, the highest point in Belgium.
  • Cwarmé de Malmedy
  • Cwarmé de Malmedy
  • Prince carnaval à Eupen
  • Carnaval de la Calamine

Take part in Belgium’s most famous carnivals:

  • The Cwarmê is the name of Malmedy carnival and is realised through 4 days of popular jubilation punctuated by multiple balls, processions and parades. Don't let the "Haguète", the emblematic character of this carnival, recognizable by its large hat with multicoloured ostrich feathers, catch you with its wooden instrument called "hape-tchâr" (hair catcher).
  • The Carnival of Eupen is one of the few in Belgium to take place on the Monday, on the eve of Mardi Gras.
  • The Carnival of Kelmis/La Calamine, where the Rose Monday parade is the biggest in East Belgium.
  • Musée Fania
  • Malmundarium - Vue extérieure
  • Malmundarium - Vue intérieure
  • Domaine des Hautes-Fagnes

The Cantons of the East and Malmedy have several tourist offers:

  • The Musée Fania, located in the Maison du Parc-Botrange, allows you to explore the High Fens in an interactive, playful way.
  • Culture fans will get their heart’s desire when visiting the Malmundarium. This museum will tell you more about the leather industry, as well as about paper.
  • The wellness centre of the Domaine des Hautes-Fagnes has an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a hammam and a jacuzzi.