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Signal de Botrange

 
Signal de Botrange

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Belgium, Europe

Lat/Lon: 50.50100°N / 6.08900°E

Object Title: Signal de Botrange

Activities: Hiking

Elevation: 2277 ft / 694 m

 

Page By: David_Holland

Created/Edited: Jan 5, 2009 / Jan 5, 2009

Object ID: 477493

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Overview

The Signal de Botrange is the highest point in Belgium, located in the High Fens (Hautes Fagnes in French), at 694 metres (2,277 ft). It is the top of a broad plateau, and a road crosses the summit, passing an adjacent café. In 1923, the six-metre-high Baltia tower(signal) was built on the summit to allow visitors to reach an altitude of 700 m. The signal is just next to a parking place, but is is the highest point of Belgium.

In 1804 a first tower was build for cartografic measuring. In 1899 this tower was replaced by a 30m one, build by the germans to guard the border of belgium. This tower was removed in 1924.A stone tower built in 1934 reaches 718 m. and still remains.

At the height of winter the site is used as the start of a number of cross-country skiing routes

Close to the signal is a nature centre were a lot of hikes start.

http://www.centrenaturebotrange.be/



Getting There

 
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Coming from Brussels - Liège - Maastricht, or Aachen
by the speedway E 40

Exit Eupen
N 67 as far as Eupen
N 68 as far as Malmedy
At the crossing Mont-Rigi, direction Botrange


Coming from Verviers or Trèves by the speedway E42

Exit Malmedy
N 68 as far as Malmedy
N 68 as far as Eupen - Baraque Michel
At the crossing Mont-Rigi, direction Botrange

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