Last Updated on January 27, 2024 by Joanne
The highest point of Luxembourg has a similar story as the highest Danish mountain. It’s called Kneiff and it is a hill in northern Luxembourg, near Luxembourg’s tripoint shared with Belgium and Germany. At 560 meters, it is the highest point in the country, only 1 m higher than Buurgplaatz. There you can find an observation tower so many people regard it even now as the highest point of the country. Follow this article for all important information you need before your visit of Kneiff including practical info, a map and my personal experience.
Important information for visiting the highest point of Luxembourg – Kneiff
Short description of the ascent: Short easy walk Essential equipment: Nothing special, it's a short walk Best time to visit: All year round Fees or restrictions: No Camping allowed: No Height of the peak: 560 m Hiking distance: 0 m - you can park just next to the highest point Time to ascend: 0 minutes (you can park just next to the highest point) Difficulty level: * (6 stars maximum) Personal rating of the mountain: * (6 stars maximum) Beer on the peak: Diekirch Grand Cru Ambrée (Vienna lager) ** (6 stars maximum)
Map of the position of Kneiff
My story of reaching Kneiff with personal tips
Visiting Kneiff was a part of my expedition European Peaks during which I visited the highest point of every European country. I spiced up visiting the highest point of Luxembourg by also visiting the highest point of Netherlands and Belgium in just one day by bike. Follow my article below to find out how it went. This article will also give you all the practical information, a map and my personal experience from Kneiff. Enjoy reading!
Tour de Benelux continues to Kneiff
After filling up energy on the highest peak of Belgium, my girlfriend Joanne, her uncle Eiko and I continued to bike towards Luxembourg. To my surprise, it went too smoothly. It looked like we were doing the longest downhill in Europe! 17 km of a mild downhill on a just recently rebuilt biking path from a previous railway is perfect for lazy bikers!
Even after this part there were no difficulties. Those came as late as on 95 km. A tough uphill showed up just before the border with Luxembourg. In addition it started to get dark so we had to hurry to our final destination. It couldn’t be a better timing than arriving to the peak Kneiff at sunset.
I just have to admit Kneiff is a bit boring place. There is just a white mark on the ground and nothing else. You won’t have even an interesting view from there. However, I enjoyed the trip a lot. It’s very exciting that you can visit three high points in just one day! Are you curious about our route? Take a look at it here.
Tasty celebration in our camp
We were happy to reach the peak before it got dark but we found out another problem. Our camping was closing in 20 minutes! Lucky for me and Joanne that Eiko (Joanne’s uncle) is a biking racer. He was nice to go in advance to the camp to secure a cabin for us.
An hour later when Joanne and I arrived we saw that Eiko fixed our cabin just before closing time so we could successfully open the bottle of the most expensive beer in my life from the Dutch brewery La Trappe. This beer was aged in a red wine barrel and the taste was simply amazing. We couldn’t imagine a better drink as a celebration of our successful Tour de Benelux Peaks.
Exploring Luxebourg city
The next day Joanne and I traveled on to Luxembourg city. It is regarded as one of the hidden gems of Europe so I was curious and the city didn’t disappoint. Its fortress and old city were just amazing. I had a very nice time with my girlfriend there. I hope she enjoyed it too.
Since it was our last evening before 50 days without each other I planned to have a romantic evening with her with some nice dinner and local wine. However, the sunset was too romantic that I had to take out my camera and make some pictures. I am very happy with the result but I am not sure if she was too. The problem was that when I finished taking pictures all restaurants were already closed and I’m not sure if a dinner at a kebab kiosk fulfilled her expectations.
Good that I found probably the best burger restaurant in the whole Benelux the following day for lunch, so I could compensate for the dinner last night. Anyway, girls be careful if you decide to date a photographer. For me Luxembourg was so far the most interesting city. Highly recommended to visit.
My tips for Kneiff
- Go biking in the Benelux. It is tough but definitely worth it. Our journey from Netherlands through Belgium was unforgettable.
- Once you are in Luxembourg, visit also the capital. The city is beautiful. I also had there one of the best burgers in my life.