Hautes Fagnes
The Essential
The Hautes Fagnes region lies between Eupen and Malmédy. The wind-swept, nostalgic and desolate plateau offers peat bogs and fields of flying bent (a smooth herbaceous plant) stretching into the horizon and broken up by clumps of spruce and deciduous trees. This once densely-populated area is now almost deserted and retains traces of an old road, the Via Mansuerisca, which is thought to date back to the 7C.