The Hohes Venn, Eifel Nature Park
The German-Belgian High Fens is a Nature Park located between Langerwehe and Eupen in the north and Bad Münstereifel, Prüm and Sankt Vith in the south. The Eifel Nature park covers six areas:
- The Rur Eifel
- The High Eifel
- The Limestone Eifel
- The Our valley
- The Venn Foreland
- The Hohes Venn
The Emblem of the Nature Park: the black grouse.
Area: 2,485 km2 (959 sq mi)
In 1960 Hubert Schmitt-Degenhardt who was the president of the Aachen District, established the North Eifel Nature Park, However in 1971 the park merged with the Belgian Parc Naturel Hautes Fagnes to become the Hohes Venn – Eifel Nature Park.
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