Signal de Botrange

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Recommended by 175 out of 184 hikers

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  • Jo

    At the highest point in Belgium, the Signal de Botrange, a 24-meter-high tower was built in 1934, providing an outstanding view over the Venn.

    The "Butte Baltia" is an artificial hill with stairs, which is located behind the tower. It was built in 1923 by Lieutenant-General Baron Baltia, thus exceeding the height of 700 meters above sea level.

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    • November 6, 2017

  • Liliana

    The highest point of Belgium. From here you can reach the nature trail in the High Fens and the Path of Remembrance. Parking next to it.

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    • July 10, 2016

  • SunnyKay☀️🚴‍♀️🐾

    It's also worth it in the snow ... then the landscape becomes a true winter wonderland

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    • January 19, 2017

  • Daragia

    The High Venn irritates just because it is not flooded with too many charms and here wonderful relax and find inner peace. So has a "highlight" (in the truest sense of the word as the highest point) a special attraction and magic.

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    • May 20, 2017

  • Patrick Kurmann

    The highest point of Belgen - on the stairs you are at the top of 700 meters of altitude. The artificial hill is just a few meters from the natural geographical highest point 694m.

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Patrick Kurmann

    The natural highest point of Belgium a few meters away from the artificially raised hill "Signal de Botrange"

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Sascha

    From 1815 to 1920 the border with Belgium was further north at Baraque Michel. At that time the Botrange belonged to Prussia and the Rhine Province. On Prussian maps, their height is given as 692 m [2], 2 m less than the Belgian height. This results from the fact that the Prussians derived their height data from the Amsterdam level, Belgium, however, from a level at Ostend. At that time, Baraque Michel was the highest point in Belgium.
    This point was therefore added so that Belgium also Prussian cards appears. From here, hiking trails lead to the Hohes Venn nature park.

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    • June 6, 2017

  • Jo

    The Signal de Botrange is an ideal starting point for hikes into the Hohe Venn due to its spacious parking lot. Great view of the surrounding countryside inclusive!

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    • November 13, 2017

  • Helmut Bär

    Interesting place with a not so nice story from the past

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    • November 21, 2017

  • Marion

    In the restaurant of the same name you can eat well. On the large parking lot is the possibility to stand overnight with the WoMo.

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    • April 23, 2018

  • Rooftopsurfer

    Fantastic hiking trails through the high Venn
    Here you can relax

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    • August 21, 2018

  • Gerda

    Large and free parking lot and starting point for many venn hikes

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    • September 14, 2020

  • schluender

    A beautiful view into the vastness of the High Fens

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    • April 28, 2019

  • HarteArbeit

    Visible from afar, there is a restaurant, located on a busy autopiste.

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    • July 28, 2019

  • Andibart

    The highest point of Belgium is the starting point of many hikes in the High Venn. Parking is available either here or nearby at Haus Ternell or Baraque Michel.

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Rudi

    Signal de Botrange (today you can strengthen here on a hike) is the headquarters of a telecommunications tower that was originally installed for the connection of the stock exchanges Frankfurt and London. The Botrange was chosen because it is the highest peak in Belgium at 694.24 m.

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    • December 10, 2019

  • Norbert

    Large parking lot and good starting point for hikes into the Venn

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    • February 23, 2020

  • daha

    The highest point offers a beautiful view of the Venn.

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    • April 21, 2020

  • D.Klockhaus 🇩🇪

    Belgium's highest point (Mont Rigi at 675 m) restaurant and parking. Ideal starting point for numerous hikes through the High Fens.

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Didi Schroeder

    Inevitably came here on our tour. Tourist magnet with parking.

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    • August 3, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    At the highest point in Belgium you can get information about accommodation and excursions in the municipality from the Tourist Info.
    ostbelgien.eu/de/fiche/touristinfo/tourist-info-le-haut-pays-des-fagnes-signal-de-botrange

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    • September 12, 2020

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Location: Liège, Belgium

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  • Elevation690 m
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