In the north, the province of Liège borders Belgian Limburg and Dutch Limburg, in the east the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, in the south the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Belgian province of Luxembourg, and in the west of the Belgian provinces Namur, Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant. In the far east, against the German border, are the East Cantons, a number of municipalities that form the German-speaking Community. The province is also known for the natural beauty and the tourist attraction of the Ardennes. Once it was an important mining area. The important rivers are the Meuse, the Vesdre, the Ourthe and the Amblève. In the Hoge Venen, the highest point in Belgium, at 694 meters, is the Signal of Botrange.
On the plateau of Haute Fagnes we find one of the richest nature reserves in our country. Man has always been subordinate to nature here. The reserve has an area of approximately 5000 hectares of heath and peat. The plateau is covered 150 days per year under a layer of thick fog. In the winter, temperatures are regularly measured up to - 20 degrees. Walking in the Hautes Fagnes is only allowed on the paths. In the most wet parts you could not walk outside the plank paths anyway. They walk through a swampy marsh from which pollen from a pipe-strew raises up; at some distance they seem to form a nice grass carpet, but between the bumps of pipe straw are deep, muddy slits in which you quickly weaken an ankle. Such a tumbling-bump bog is practically inaccessible in practice. Adventurous pedestrian paths and bridges lead you through a patchwork of impressive peat moss bumps, heathy vegetations, fens and drenched jungle forests. You walk under gnarled birch and willows, on which countless species of mosses and lichens grow, to enjoy a panoramic view of an almost bare, undulating peat plain. The area itself is divided into different zones, with only the B-zone being freely accessible to visitors. The so-called C-zone is only accessible under the guidance of a guide and the D-zone is even completely closed to the public.
Land of Herve.
The Land of Herve is characterized by green meadows bordered with hedges. The hedges are gradually disappearing from the landscape, but the intention was that the cattle could hide behind them against the inclement weather. There are still many standard orchards in the Land of Herve. The blossom time is therefore one of the most beautiful periods to walk here. You immediately know why the region is also called "the Tuscany of Belgium". Herb cheese, sparkling cider, pear and apple syrup are the regional specialties.