Pleasure tour 22 - 8km

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Pleasure tour 22 – A promenade for the soul

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  • Wandern in Hauset
    / Wandern in Hauset
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Wandern in Hauset
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Wandern in Hauset
    Photo: Jörg Weishaupt, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Wandern in Hauset
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Spaziergang für die Seele Hauset
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Spaziergang für die Seele Hauset
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Spaziergang für die Seele Hauset
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Spaziergang für die Seele Hauset
    Photo: Dany Heck, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
m 500 400 300 200 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km An den Siebenweihern Fossei

Not at all far from the German border there is an area which is little known, with gentle slopes and elegant houses.

easy
8 km
2:05 h
76 m
77 m

The village of Hauset lies behind you when the trail turns off into the Buchenbusch, a beautifully kept forest reserve and one of the green belts of Aachen right nearby. Yet in spite of that the forest has retained an unspoiled character, so that the very slightest sound in the undergrowth makes you think there's a squirrel or a hedgehog scratching about in the leaves.

Leaving the wood, we walk past the stubble on a wheat field, down to Fossei and the headstream of the Göhl. The route passes beneath the famous Hammerbrücke, which was one of Europe's largest bridge constructions in the 18th century. It was destroyed in the Second World War, and later rebuilt for the high-speed train line.

After the steep climbs and hollows of the valleys, the landscape reveals a new variant: divided up by fences and hedges, built up with trim houses and stud farms, Hauset is a place of which horses have simply become part. On small tracks we circumnavigate the pond and admire the view with which our walk through this authentic East Belgian village is brought to an end.

Author’s recommendation

The Hammerbrücke was one of the largest bridge constructions of the 18th century. It was destroyed in the Second World War and later rebuilt for the route of the high-speed trains.

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: January 23, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
280 m
Lowest point
208 m
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Rest Stop

Nussstöck
Restaurant Tychon

Safety information

A hike through woods and meadows with no major obstacles.

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

+32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu

info@ostbelgien.eu

Start

Go up Göhlstrasse, then turn right into Gostert street. GPS-Coordinates: 50.707880 - 6.070708 (245 hm) (245 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.707887, 6.070726
UTM
32U 293183 5621434

Destination

Parking by the church.

Turn-by-turn directions

Signposting: blue and white rectangle.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.de

By bus: www.infotec.be

Getting there

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Near the church.

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

Eupener Land & Göhltal - hiking map / IGN - 1:25.000 www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Equipment

Proper hiking boots.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8 km
Duration
2:05h
Ascent
76 m
Descent
77 m
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