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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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  • Baraque Michel

    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.

  • Signal de Botrange

    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,..

  • Nature Reserve

    B - 4700 Hautes Fagnes

    The 4 200-ha Réserve Naturelle Domaniale des Hautes Fagnes was created in 1957 to protect local fauna, flora, soil and landscape. Most peat bogs lie within its boundaries. Though the plateau is not very high, its harsh climate enables the spread or b..

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