The „Hohes Venn“ is a highland moor at the German - Belgian border. About 7500 years ago the development of these highland moor began. After the end of the last ice age, the Venn formed by the partial decomposition of plants and peat layers were powerful built.
Formerly they are about 10 km² highland moor, approx. 1 km² have been left even today. Today these rests of the unique highland moor are strictly protected.
In autumn and winter this scenery exercises a quite special charm. Today the „Hohes Venn“ is an important refuge for rare birds and plants. Beside the Eifel it is also an important local recreation area for humans from the Euregio. The cross-border region of Aachen, Liege and Maastricht.