At the centre of the East Cantons (Prussian in 1815, Belgian in 1919, German between 1940 and 1945), Waimes is the only French-speaking commune in Belgium having a border with Germany (City of Montjoie/Monschau). It has had a turbulent history, sometimes painful, often surprising and nevertheless largely unknown.
The boundary stones, crosses, monuments and other relicts of the past, particularly present in the Fagnes, are the privileged witnesses.
The High Fens (Hautes Fagnes), the roof of Belgium, covers the entire northern part of the municipality of Waimes. Stretching out over a plateau at an altitude of more than 600 m, renown for its cool, damp climate, this is a remarkable site, characterised in particular by the presence of peat bogs. More than 5,000 ha are protected, forming the largest nature reserve in Belgium.
Dominating the plateau of the Hautes Fagnes, Botrange rises to 694 m above sea level and is the highest point in Belgium.
It is also the ideal starting point for walking, cycling, snowshoeing or skiing because in Botrange, the winter is harsh and white...
A restaurant on the spot, will flatter your palate with local and seasonal flavours.
Alongside the Signal de Botrange, there is no shortage of meeting places for hikers in the Fagnes: Baraque Michel, Mont Rigi, Maison du Parc.
Offering an incredible view of the peaks of the Haute Ardenne, the Ovifat alpine ski slope becomes a Fun Park when spring returns.
In an exceptional site, standing on its rocky spur, Reinhardstein fascinates all those who discover it.
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