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.
November 6, 2017
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 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.
June 6, 2017
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.
December 10, 2019
At the highest point in Belgium you can get information about accommodation and excursions in the municipality from the Tourist Info.
September 12, 2020
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