The Hallerbos (Dutch for Halle forest) is a forest in Belgium, covering an area of 552 ha (1,360 acres). It is mostly situated in the municipality of Halle, in Flemish Brabant and has also a little part in Walloon Brabant.
Visitors can reach there either by their own vehicle or through public transportation. For public transport, you can reach Halle Train station and get a bus till the entry of the forest.
Historically, the Hallerbos was part of the Silva Carbonaria, along with other forests in the vicinity including the Sonian Forest and Meerdaal. As late as 1777, it was still connected by a woodland strip to the Sonian Forest. During World War I, most of the old trees were removed by the occupying German forces. Reforestation took place from 1930 to 1950.
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- Hallerbos on the website of Nature and Forest by the Flemish Government in Belgium: http://www.natuurenbos.be/nl-BE/Domeinen/Vlaams-Brabant/Hallerbos.aspx
- Official website with view of the flowers and forest: http://www.hallerbos.be/en/
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