The tower at the summit of Buurgplaatz

Buurgplaatz

Background information:

Altitude: 1,833'

Tidbits:  Highest point in Luxembourg.

Summitted, June 1, 2006

Time Zone: GMT -8 hours

When to go:

Anytime.  The summit area is always accessible.. 

 Route Selection:

Located just outside the village of Troivierges off the N12 (you will notice a round-a-bout at the Belgium/Luxembourg border, follow the road with the elevation leading up, past a small market and gas station.  The tower is  about 1/2 mile up the road.  Parking is available at the base of the tower.  The actual highpoint is the mound of grass behind the tower.  

Hotel and Climb Reservation:

No guide, permit, or trail reservations are required. I stayed in Brussels and stopped there on a trip to Frankfurt.  Driving time from Frankfurt or Brussels is about 2 hours.

Packing List:

N/A

Getting There:

See "Route Sleection".

Trip Description:

The highpoint is located in a scenic area of Luxembourg, right at the border with Belgium.  This is about 1/2 way between Brussels and Frankfurt.  The area itself is unremarkable and the highpoint is not worth a special trip, but it is certainly worthwhile to stop by if you are in the area.  On June 1st, the temperature was 40 degrees.

 

A picture of me at the actual summit.  I believe the view is to the south.

A nice view from the summit of the surrounding countryside.

 

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