Signal de Botrange

Tower in Hautes Fagnes

Signal de Botrange, 5km north of Ovifat, is Belgium’s highest point, though at 694m that's not saying much. From the road, the only eye-catching feature here is a 1954 stone tower that has all the charm of a fire-station lookout.

To climb it, find the door within the attached restaurant building. A short stroll across the road, a viewpoint terrace reveals that there's more to the landscape than the almost-flat plateau that the road crosses.