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3 Countries with 3 steps....unique

Where else can you travel 3 countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany) by only making 3 steps... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Cruisenele
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Bucharest, Romania
An easy 3sum

What a delight it was to see three countries from just one place! Ok, so the views are great... if... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
BjAlbertros77
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London, United Kingdom
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Geographic point where Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet.
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Aachen Vaals | Viergrenzenweg 97, 6291 BM Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The boarder itself is a very underwhelming piece of concrete (?). I guess in summer the woods surround it must be nice to walk around, but not in the dead of winter, where everything is dead and visibility is poor. The view into Netherland is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sebastiensh
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the effort for people into quirky borders like me. It's also the highest point of The Netherlands. A couple of cafes and restaurants and play areas for kids and it would be a great place to spend a day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jarranh2017
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a neat scenic area, that allows you to say that you stood in 3 countries at one time. There is a great playground for children, labyrinth, gift shop, restaurants, seasonal food stands (with beer, poffjertes, ice cream, etc.) and many hiking trails. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Where else can you travel 3 countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany) by only making 3 steps? Beautiful views of the surroundings

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cruisenele
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Coming from Australia it is hard to get to multiple countries. Here you can be in 3 countries at the one time. We came here as part of a geocaching adventure and were pleased that we did. In addition to being the border of 3...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed October 2, 2018

There are at least two towers in this region. We chose the Dutch tower and enjoyed the views in all directions after having taken the lift to (nearly) the top. There is also a nice restaurant (that we did'nt try). Be careful when buying tokens...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

The journey towards this spot itself is beautiful. The location and view is magnificent. It is a photographer's delight. Some photos taken are really memorable and for keepsake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank santhosh59
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

What a delight it was to see three countries from just one place! Ok, so the views are great... if you aren’t expecting summer and experiencing a wet winter day. Damp and despondent describes me but I’m sure on a nice day it’s a lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BjAlbertros77
Reviewed September 19, 2018

The tree country border is definitely worth a visit, especially in the summer or autumn. From Kaufland on Vaalser Straße it's about a 45 min - 1 hour of rather slow walk in the nature. There's also and educational path in the forest leading to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Magda S
Reviewed September 19, 2018

A really interesting highlight of our trip. Once there, it's not too spectacular. There's a fee-based tower you can climb to take in the panorama if you want. We declined. Each of the 3 countries has a café/restaurant, souvenir shop, etc. From the German side...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Neel S
October 19, 2018|
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Response from antoryno | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park on top. I am not sure about satnav
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Gill M
July 23, 2018|
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Response from karan06011955 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, This attraction is open all year around. But summer months are better as you could have an aerial view of the countries from atop the tower. There's no cordon or so to enter to the three country meeting point and... More
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GeorginaR231
June 7, 2018|
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Response from T9499IJlauram | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the time, but I think it depends rather on weather. We went there twice within the two weeks and it was closed on a rainy day.
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Mark C
Preston, United Kingdom
Aachen 'Three Country Border' Opening Times (3 Replies)
Hi, Does anyone know the summer opening times for the attractions at the top of the Three Country Border / Dreilaenderpunkt near Aachen? Obviously, I assume the hilltop itself is accessible at all hours, but I'm wondering what time all the activities and businesses at the top are open until? I'm specifically wanting to go to the hedge maze. Thanks!
January 31, 2017|
Response fromMark C|
Thanks Detbo, Good detective work. I think of it as being in Germany so I never would have thought of looking for an NL site!
fallen_serapn
Singapore
Aachen Itinerary (0 Replies)
Hi!!! My friends and I like to visit Aachen. We will be renting a car and we plan to have a day trip in Aachen before proceeding to Cologne. My friends and I will be reaching Aachen on Mon 8am from Rotterdam. I have list out our itinerary, please kindly advise if my itinerary is on the right track. Three Country Border Big summer fair at the Bendplatz Theater Aachen Aachen Cathedral (Dom) Rathaus Aachen (City Hall) Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen(if there is extra time) Will...More
June 28, 2012|
AutumnRains
India
Three Country Border query (7 Replies)
Hello Everyone :) We will be in Belgium for one week and like to visit the Three Country Border of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany. How do we go from Brussels there? Go to Aachen first and from there? or any nearer point we go to by train? or is it more nearer from Amsterdam as Amsterdam is also in our itinerary. Looking forward to all your suggestions. Thanks a lot :)
April 15, 2018|
Response fromGuidoLocattelli|
Answers to your questions might depend on the amount of time you have to spend on this adventure after leaving Belgium. Noble ambition for sure. Stay close to the border regions and do not go too far into the interior or Germany or the Netherlands. Maastricht has some merit for considering it as a good destination. So does Antwerp. Response #1 has good advice and helpful information. Bus lines might be most important to reach these border communities following transportation by trains. Border...More