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Signal de Botrange

Signal de Botrange


In the middle of the Plate of High Fagnes, the Signal of Botrange rises to 694 Mr. Situé on the territory of the old commune of Robertville (included today in that of Waimes), it became the hight point of the Kingdom in 1919, following the Treaty of Versailles, by which the Cantons of the East were annexed by Belgium. Previously, since 1830, it is the Baraque Michel (674m), distant of 3 km, on the commune of Jalhay, which in state the top.

To mark this Signal, a stone tower of 24 m, accessible to the public, was built in 1934. The building also shelters a brewery and a tourist office of information. In the back is the Butte Baltia, set up in 1923, whose staircase makes it possible to reach the altitude of 700 m.

A his sides there are discoers 2 points geodetic: the “Tranchot Pyramid” dating from the Napoleonean time (1806) and “Trigonomischer Punkt”, a quadrangular terminal of the Prussian time (1894). Ideal starting point for excursions in Fagnes, the Signal of Botrange is also a high place of the ski touring in wintry time.

To make in all seasons: the “path of the woodcutter”, marked out sculptures out of wood, which leads to the Centre Nature (house of the Natural park High Fagnes Eifel).

Waimes
Lat : 50.5018Lng : 6.09302
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