Photo: Cathrina Maria Beckers, Outdooractive Editors
Distance 12.9 km
Highest point70 m
Lowest point52 m
On the cross-border circular walk along the Rodebach, which takes us through the open heath and moorland as well as through the Gangelter Bruch, we may encounter the free-roaming and imposing Scottish Highland Cattle at any time.
The Rodebach-Rodebeek nature reserve, which borders the Teverner Heide to the north, defies its own turbulent history with its tranquillity and diversity. In fact, the idyllic landscape no longer shows its dark history. During the World Wars, the wetland, which was difficult to access, and the then disused canal bed of the Rodebach were repeatedly used for strategic warfare and protection against attacks. To this day, the stream marks the border between Germany and the Netherlands.
A special highlight of the hike are the free-ranging Scottish Highland cattle. We encounter these beautiful animals on our hike for a reason. They eat shrub and tree shoots and thus avoid a possible overgrowth of the heath through a natural conservation process. Although the animals are very peaceful, sufficient distance should be kept and dogs must be kept on a leash.
The child-friendly tour also takes us past the Gangelt Wildlife Park, which is very popular with young and old alike and provides a
Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language
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AuthorCathrina Maria Beckers
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." Ralph Waldo Emerson