Pleasure tour 20 - 7,5 km

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Pleasure tour 20 – In the valley of the Lichtenbach

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    Photo: ostbelgien.eu/Markus Balkow, CC BY, Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
  • / Wandern in Rocherath
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu/Markus Balkow, CC BY, Tourismsuagentur Ostbelgien
  • / Wandern in Rocherath
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  • / Wandern in Rocherath - Hasselpath
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m 800 700 600 500 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Gedenkstätte "Hasselpath" Johnnybrückchen

A visit to the depths of the woods. Today's hikers appreciate this conspiratory silence. As did the smugglers of olden days.

moderate
7.5 km
2:00 h
126 m
126 m

On the Hasselpath, the flat country around Büllingen turns into a series of remote valleys. Access to them seems to have something secret about it and is probably only familiar to those who can go through the woods without fear. Firs and beech trees line the path through the conservation area. We continue downhill until we hit the Belgian-German border. Here, the forest is so deep and dense that it swallows all sounds and becomes shrouded in mystery.

The Johnny Nysten Bridge is in memory of the soldier of the American occupying forces who helped German civilians out by smuggling commodities after the Second World War. When he was arrested, he was shot dead in cold blood. Before we stomp back up the hill, a clearing arouses our curiosity. Are we perhaps going to get to see the fauna of this majestic state forest today? Shortly before we reach our destination, we pass places at which young Americans and Germans fought. A war memorial was erected in their honour.

Author’s recommendation

The Hasselpath memorial: Americans and Germans fought here during the 2nd World War. Of great educational value.

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Updated: January 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
639 m
Lowest point
513 m
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Safety information

A hike without particular difficulties. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Equipment

Wrap up water and a small snack. After the hike, stop for a break in Rocherath or Büllingen.

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu  

info@ostbelgien.eu  

Start

From the Hasselpath car park, take the forest road to Rocherath and the second road on the left. GPS coordinates: 50.3458870 - 6.311259 (638 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.458857, 6.311250
UTM
32U 309158 5593104

Destination

Hasselpath parking lot.

Turn-by-turn directions

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 31 > 38 > 43 > 32 > 33 > 31

More information: http://go.ostbelgien.eu/routenplaner-wandern  

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Getting there

From Brussels - Liège - Maastricht or Aachen (BAB 44) via motorway E 40, exit Eupen N 67 to Eupen N 68 direction Malmedy, at the Mont-Rigi junction direction Botrange

From Verviers or Trier (B51) via motorway E 42, exit Malmedy, N 68 to Malmedy, N 68 direction Eupen - Baraque Michel, at the junction Mont-Rigi direction Botrange

Parking

Parking Hasselpath

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The most beautiful hikes – Pleasure tours – www.ostbelgien.eu - Tourist Shop - Free brochures

Author’s map recommendations

Around the lake of Bütgenbach - hiking map / IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
126 m
Descent
126 m
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