Area and Climate

Benchen Phuntsok Ling is situated in the beautiful quiet hills of the German-speaking border region of the Belgium Ardennes and is part of a little settlement called Allmuthen, which consists of just a few farms.

The nearest German village is Losheim and the city of Cologne is an hour’s drive away (see also route description). The Belgium Ardennes and the German Eiffel are known for their beauty and location far from the hustle and bustle of big cities and the noise of highways.

Benchen Phuntsok Ling is located on top of a hilly area at an altitude of approx. 600m. The winters can be quite strong and are known for being quite snowy. A locally acclaimed skiing area called “Schwarzer Mann” is not far away.
The summers are short approximately from June to September; there are lakes for swimming in the surrounding area. However, even on hot summer days it can get quite chilly in the evenings after sunset. Therefore it is always advisable to bring warm clothes and rainproof gear. Since the Ardennes are the first raised landscape from the English Channel on mainland in Belgium, the lush green of the hills and forests are richly nourished by frequent fresh rain spells.

It is an area especially suited for walking vacations and has a great attraction as such in the tourism industry.

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