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.
Belgium is a country in northwest Europe. Founding member of the European Union, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and has a population of about 10.7 million. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, it was a prosperous centre of commerce and culture. Upon its independence, Belgium eagerly participated in the Industrial Revolution and, at the end of the nineteenth century, possessed several colonies in Africa. Today, Belgium's strongly globalized economy and its transportation infrastructure are integrated with the rest of Europe. Its location at the heart of a highly industrialized region helps made it 2007 the world's 15th largest trading nation. Cultural life is nowadays concentrated within each language community and a variety of barriers have made a shared cultural sphere less pronounced. Anyway, the region corresponding to today's Belgium has seen the flourishing of major artistic movements that have had tremendous influence on European art and culture. Text extracted from wikipedia.