Vaalserberg, NetherlandsMy dad and I flew into Brussels from Prague. After an issue with a lost bag, which I found on another carousel, we were off to bag three country highpoints in an afternoon. Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg highpoints were the goals. It was about noon, and first we drove to the Netherlands. The highpoint, outside of Vaals, was an easy drive. We parked at the bottom of the hill in Vaals and walked up a paved path to the highpoint. It took about 10 minutes of leisurely walking to get to Vaalserberg. There were a couple towers along the way. The first was in a café, and the one next to the highpoint marked the borders of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
We walked down the path and jumped in the car, headed for Signal de Botrange.
Signal de Botrange, BelgiumSignal de Botrange, Belgium’s highpoint, was on the side of a highway. We knew it would not be an issue. We drove to the highpoint, and parked at the far side of the parking lot so we at least walked a bit. The highpoint is 694 meters, but there is a 6 meter staircase to 700 meters.
It was an easy highpoint and we got back in the car to drive to Luxembourg.
Burgplatz and Kneiff, LuxembourgThe drive to Luxembourg was not easy, the highway was closed for construction so we had to drive on small farm roads for awhile. We got back on the freeway and drove to Burgplatz. We saw the tower along the side of a road, and drove to it.
Around the corner we drove to Kneiff, the new disputed highpoint. It was a little walk up a hill from the freeway.
Three country highpoints in an afternoon…not bad.