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OveMotToppenMade the summit
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2013

OveMotToppen

Made all BENELUX mountains in one day including Kneiff.
Posted Sep 18, 2013 5:22 am

highpointaBeNeLux giants Part III  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010
Recent survey indicates that nearby Kneiff is Luxembourg's highest point but we visited Buurgplatz nonetheless, just in case an eventual re-measuring happens to put it back on top spot. Stranger things have happened.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 9:53 pm

Andrew RankineA hike of about 30 feet...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

Andrew Rankine

Not much to say. The drive from Brussels was the toughest part.
Posted Nov 1, 2011 1:47 pm

rggMaking sure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

rgg

Before going off to for a few days of hiking in Luxembourg, I read that some sources claimed Buurgplaatz as the highest point, others Kneiff. According to my topographical map, Luxembourg Nord, dated 2000, Buurgplaatz was 559m and Kneiff 558m.

I'm not really after country high points, but if I'm in the area anyway, I like to visit them. So, to make sure I went to the right one, I just visited both - Kneiff on May 19, 2007, Buurgplaatz the day after.

It's a few years later now, and although many sources on the web still proclaim Buurgplaatz to be the HP of Luxembourg, I'm convinced by now that it is Kneiff. What clinched it for me is this article on the site of the Luxembourg topographical service.
Posted Mar 29, 2011 6:34 am

McCannsterCountry HP nmbr 2!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

McCannster

Showing my friend how silly highpointing can be, we drove from Kaiserslautern, Germany, thru a little part of Belgium, and to the highpoint. Cool view ans nice scenery. Went over to the nearby hill Kneiff, which is a another contender for the highpoint of the country.
Posted Jun 12, 2010 12:49 pm

ChristianRodriguezgreat place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2008

ChristianRodriguez

Is nothing to climb, just a lot of trekkings but was great. On the border with Belgium, I was made it with a huge snow. recommended
Posted Nov 30, 2008 6:45 pm

newenglandhikerNice place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1991

newenglandhiker

Also visited here on 15 March 1997.
Posted Dec 18, 2006 3:56 am

Joerg MarretschRoute Climbed: Normal route over street Date Climbed: 05 May 2005  Sucess!

Joerg Marretsch

A rainy and cold day in northern Luxemburg. Not a big mountain, but the highest place of a European country..
Posted May 8, 2005 5:03 pm

Antony WalkerRoute Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: 22 June 2001  Sucess!

Antony Walker

After a mere stroll up Vaalserberg and the bus up to Botrange, surely Buurgplaatz would form a small but decent hike. Arriving from Troisponts in Belgium on a cheap fare train (I didn't know that you had to be Under 26 to get the cheap fare), discovered that the Youth Hostel was closed but the pub was open. A few pints and a somewhat chilly night on the bench outside the station.



Early next morning an empty bus left the station and remained empty until it dropped me at the roadhead to the Buurgplaatz. Rain dropped as I climbed the road and before I could say "Buurgplaatz" I was there. A few photos of the tower from the fields full of flowers and then a quick retreat - catching the same bus on its return leg - still empty!
Posted May 29, 2002 8:54 pm

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