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Dolmens and menhirs in Wéris
Elected as one of the prettiest villages of Wallonia, Wéris is especially famous for its megalithic monuments. At 9 kilometers from Durbuy, it’s worth making a detour to Wéris to stroll through its picturesque historical center, hike through the surrounding woods or enjoy a dolmen beer.
The small historic center of Wéris
This rural village of Wéris will enchant you with her uneven cobblestone streets, heritage houses with limestone facades, small chapels and a renovated farmhouse. Strolling around in the old center of Wéris is a nice experience that will take you back in time.
The Romanesque church of St. Walburga marks the center of Wéris. Dating back to the 11th century, it is one of the oldest churches of the region.
In the Museum of Megaliths you’ll learn a lot about megalithic graves and menhirs, how they were built and how the inhabitants used to live.
Adjoined to the museum is a bar with a garden where you can get a hot bowl of soup, which is delicious after a strenuous hike. Or a refreshing Dolmen Beer called Dolmenius.
Hike in the surroundings
Given that the surroundings of Wéris are brimming with history, it is definitely an interesting place for a hike. Its main celebrities are the two dolmens and several menhirs. Made out of puddingstone rock, these monuments date back to around 3000 BC. Impressive, right?
You can follow one of the marked trails varying between 5 and 11 kilometers. You’ll recognize the white signs with yellow, red, blue or green crosses that each indicate a different distance. Inform at the Museum of Megaliths for more details. You can also download the itinerary of a 7-kilometer hike on the Wallonian tourism website.
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