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Pleasure tour 22 - 8km

Walking · Raeren

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

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.

Hiking in the junction system:

Follow the hiking route nodes: 79 > 90 > 85 > 39 > 78 > 23 > 15 > 43 > 73 > 89 > 91 > 7

More information: https://www.ostbelgien.eu/en/walking/hiking-route-planer 

Hints

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.

Difficulty

  • Difficulty Simple
  • Distance 8 km
  • Duration 2:05 h.
  • Highest point 76 m
  • Lowest point 77 m
LoopRefreshment stops availableFaunistic highlights

Geographical location

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

Details

  • Difficulty Simple
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 280 m
  • Lowest point 208 m
Recommended season
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

Safety advice

A hike through woods and meadows with no major obstacles.

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Recommended equipment

Proper hiking boots.

Further information and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

+32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu

info@ostbelgien.eu

Start of the tour

Go up Göhlstrasse, then turn right into Gostert street. GPS-Coordinates: 50.707880 - 6.070708 (245?hm)

Coordinates

  • DD 50.707887 , 6.070726

End of the tour

Parking by the church.

Route

Hiking in the junction system:

Follow the hiking route nodes: 79 > 90 > 85 > 39 > 78 > 23 > 15 > 43 > 73 > 89 > 91 > 7

More information: https://www.ostbelgien.eu/en/walking/hiking-route-planer 

By public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.de

By bus: www.infotec.be

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Near the church.

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

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