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The Hautes Fagnes region lies between Eupen and Malmédy. The wind-swept, nostalgic and desolate plateau offers peat bogs and fields of flying bent (a smooth herbaceous plant) stretching into the horizon and broken up by clumps of spruce and deciduous trees. This once densely-populated area is now almost deserted and retains traces of an old road, the Via Mansuerisca, which is thought to date back to the 7C.

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  • Nature Trail Interesting

    N676 B - 4700 Hautes Fagnes

    This pleasant walk follows boarding over the peat bogs and enables to appreciate the vastness of the landscape. Hikers can also see local birds and plants (rowans, bilberry bushes, heather, birches, conifers) close up.

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  • La Baraque Michel

    N68 B - 4700 Hautes Fagnes

    This is a land-surveying station (1886-1888), at an altitude of 675 m, near the Signal de Botrange. Liège University has set up a scientific station on the nearby Mont Rigi.

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  • Le Signal de Botrange

    N676 B - 4700 Hautes Fagnes

    This is Belgium's highest peak (694m). Together with the Baraque-Michel station, it lies in the middle of this convex plateau of wild, marshy land, dotted with shaggy tufts of cotton grass. The top of the tower offers a fine panorama. On a clear day,..

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