Der Schmuggler

Monschau, Germany

The Der Schmuggler is a col with a length of 5.2 kilometer. This is a category 3 col. It is located in Monschau, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. The average grade of this col is 3.8% with a maximum of 5.7%. The Der Schmuggler ascents from 424 meter at the start, to 623 meter at the top, with a total of 199 ascending meters.


Der Schmuggler Profile


Distance 5.2 km
Elevation gain 199 m
Average grade 3.8 %
Maximum grade 5.7 %
Climb category 3
Minimum elevation 424 m
Maximum elevation 623 m

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The road leads you from the town of Monschau to the German enclave of Mützenich (as you briefly cross the Vennbahn on Belgian territory), which was known as a smugglers' village after World War II. At the end of the climb you come across the Schmuggler-Denkmal on a traffic island and a few hundred metres further on you are back in Belgium. The road is well paved.