You wouldn’t know at first sight, but Brussels is one of the greenest capitals in Europe and one of its parks I enjoy the most is the Duden park, one of the oldest in town, and one of the hilliest. These remains of an old forest once belonged to a rich lace merchant, Guillaume Duden who donated it to king Leopold II on the condition it would be turned into a public park carrying his name, and so it happened a century ago. This oasis of tranquillity offers a nice walk in fresh air all year long, some historical buildings and interesting sleighing possibilities in wintertime
The highest side borders the former bourgeois areas of Forest and grants us a panorama view of the city. The north side, a 45 meters drop further, connects to the Forest Park forming a green bridge to the more industrial neighbourhoods of lower Brussels.
Being a football fan I need to mention the Joseph Marien football stadium, home of Union Saint-Gilloise, a team legendary in Belgium for their mythical run of 60 consecutive unbeaten matches, still a record in our national football history. Now they play in third division and the Anderlecht neighbours have taken over the crown of record champion, but you still can attend their home games in the Duden Park.