The village Recht in the Belgian Eifel

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The village Recht

Recht is in the middle of nature and between the towns of Malmédy and Sankt Vith:

  • bakery
  • butcher (closed since 2024)
  • tiny supermarket
  • restaurant
  • pub
  • pharmacy
  • ATM (temporarily closed)
  • Ponds (Rechter Weiher)
  • Playgrounds, at the local school and near the pond
  • The listed church of St. Aldegundis
  • Hiking trails
  • Bluestone route: hike, cycle path, 8 km (≈ 5 miles)
  • Bluestone mine (Schieferstollen): old underground mine, visit takes about 1:30
  • Germany – border at 20 km (12.4 miles) – PrĂŒm, Trier, Bitburg, Monschau, Aachen
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – border at 25 km (15.5 miles) – Wiltz, Esch, Diekirch

The Belgian Eifel

Recht is surrounded by nature and woods that form a unique nature park in Europe. Between Recht and St. Vith you will find the divide between the Meuse and Rhine basins.

The Belgian Eifel:



Nice weather

Recht is surrounded by nature and woods:

  • Hiking trails and cycle tracks (online routeplanner).
  • The Rechter Weiher (pond): 1.4 km/0.87 miles (at the roundabout, down the Poteauer Straße).

Recht is a short distance from these beautiful places:

  • Rodt: 11 minutes’ drive. A restaurant/pub with walls clad with more than 3,000 kinds of beer.
  • Bellevaux: 12 minutes’ drive. Beer brewery.
  • Sankt-Vith: 13 minutes’ drive. Little German-speaking town.
  • MalmĂ©dy: 15 minutes’ drive. Nice little French-speaking town.
  • Wiesenbach: 15 minutes’ drive. Swimming pool, playground, restaurant.
  • Stavelot: 16 minutes’ drive. The old abbey with three museums:
    • Museum of the abbey’s history
    • Museum of writer and poet Guillaume Appollinaire
    • Museum of Spa-Francorchamps
  • High Fens: 25 minutes’ drive. Protected natural area, more than 4,000 ha, many hiking tracks.
  • Robertville: 30 minutes’ drive.
    • Reinhardstein Castle.
    • The lake and dam of Robertville.
  • The waterfalls of Coo: 30 minutes’ drive. Also: Plopsa Coo.
  • BĂŒtgenbach: 30 minutes’ drive. Worriken Center: swimming and (water) sports. Nice hiking path (about 5 km/3.11 miles) around the reservoir.
  • Trois-Ponts: 45 minutes’ drive. Games for all ages: Puzzle Planet, the world’s biggest labyrinth.
  • Spa-Francorchamps.

Bad weather


  • Schieferstollen, a modern museum about the industrial history of the Eifel. The underground mine is open to the public and easily accessible for wheelchairs. It is 7°C year-round, so take a good coat along.
  • Sti’ne, skittle alley and restaurant.


  • Rodt-Tomberg: 11 minutes’ drive. Cross-country skiing.
  • Beer museum, a restaurant/pub with walls clad with more than 3,000 kinds of beer.
  • Thermes de Spa: 30 minutes’ drive.
  • Krippana in Manderfeld: 32 minutes’ drive. The largest exhibition of Christmas cribs in Europe.
  • The caves of Remouchamps: 40 minutes’ drive. With safari park Monde Sauvage.

For children

  • Playground and pond at the Rechter Weiher: 1.4 km/0.87 miles (at the roundabout, down the Poteauer Straße).
  • Worriken Center in BĂŒtgenbach: swimming and other (water) sports: 25 minutes’ drive.
  • Indoor swimming pool: 5 km (3.11 miles), in Sankt Vith.
  • Indoor playground: 5 km (3.11 miles), in MalmĂ©dy.
  • Aqua Mundo in CenterParks Vielsalm, 12 minutes’ drive.
  • Open-air swimming pool: Wiesenbach, 15 minutes’ drive.
  • Plopsa Coo: 30 minutes’ drive.