Not far from the German border lies a little known area with gentle slopes and elegant houses.
The village of Hauset is set back as the path turns into Buchenbusch, a particularly good example of a well tended forest reserve and one of Aachen's green lungs very close to the city. Nevertheless, the forest has remained unspoilt. The slightest sound in the undergrowth suggests a squirrel or hedgehog scratching around in the foliage.
Leaving the forest, we walk past the stubble of a wheat field, down to Fossei and to the source of the Geul. The route runs under the famous Hammer Bridge, which in the 18th century was one of the longest bridges in Europe. It was destroyed during the Second World War and later rebuilt for the high-speed rail line.
Following the steep ascents and valleys, the landscape shows a new variation: Divided by fences and hedges, dotted with pretty houses and studs, so horses are completely at home in Hauset. We take small paths around the pond and admire the view that ends our hike through this authentic East Belgian village.
A hike through woods and meadows with no major obstacles.
Proper hiking boots.
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Near the church.