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Pleasure tour 20 - 7,5 km

Walking ·

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

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.

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

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

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


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


  • Difficulty Medium
  • Distance 7.5 km
  • Duration 2:00 h.
  • Highest point 126 m
  • Lowest point 126 m
LoopGeological highlightsFaunistic highlights

Geographical location

  • Country Belgium
  • Region Région Wallonne
  • Province Verviers
  • Municipality Büllingen


  • Difficulty Medium
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 639 m
  • Lowest point 513 m
Recommended season

Safety advice

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

Recommended equipment

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

Further information and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency npo

Hauptstraße 54

4780 Sankt Vith

+32 80 22 76 64



BE 0715 454 578 - RJP/RPM Eupen

Start of the tour

From the Hasselpath car park, take the forest road to Rocherath and the second road on the left. GPS coordinates: 50.3458870 - 6.311259


  • DD 50.458857 , 6.31125

End of the tour

Hasselpath parking lot.


Hiking in the honeycomb network:

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

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

By public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

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 Hasselpath

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

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