Buurgplaatz Climber's Log

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jck - Jun 12, 2017 5:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2017

Wedding?  Sucess!

Before visiting Kneiff we drove up Buurgplaatz as well. Met some people partying at the top - a wedding party?

utclimber - Jun 23, 2015 7:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015

Luxembourg Highpoint  Sucess!

Visited both Buurgplatz and Kneiff while driving between Luxembourg and Amsterdam.

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Jun 23, 2014 12:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2014

benelux  Sucess!

visit of Benelux 3 high points, including Kneiff as well.

Bruno baschung


OveMotToppen - Sep 18, 2013 5:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2013

Made the summit

Made all BENELUX mountains in one day including Kneiff.

highpointa - Jun 18, 2013 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

BeNeLux giants Part III  Sucess!

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.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 1, 2011 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

A hike of about 30 feet...  Sucess!

Not much to say. The drive from Brussels was the toughest part.


rgg - Mar 29, 2011 6:34 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

Making sure  Sucess!

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.


McCannster - Jun 12, 2010 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

Country HP nmbr 2!  Sucess!

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.


ChristianRodriguez - Nov 30, 2008 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2008

great place  Sucess!

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


newenglandhiker - Dec 18, 2006 3:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1991

Nice place  Sucess!

Also visited here on 15 March 1997.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - May 8, 2005 5:03 pm

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

A rainy and cold day in northern Luxemburg. Not a big mountain, but the highest place of a European country..

Antony Walker

Antony Walker - May 29, 2002 8:54 pm

Route Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: 22 June 2001  Sucess!

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!

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