Coordinates: 50°09′41″N 6°01′41″E / 50.1615°N 6.0281°E / 50.1615; 6.0281
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Tower at the Buurgplaatz

Buurgplaatz (alternate names: Buergplaatz, Burrigplatz, Burgplatz, Buergplaz zu Huldang) is a hill in the commune of Troisvierges, in northern Luxembourg. The 559-metre-high (1,834 ft) summit lies within the Oesling region at 50°09′41″N 6°01′41″E / 50.1615°N 6.0281°E / 50.1615; 6.0281.[1]

In 1952 the Institut national de l'information géographique et forestière declared Buurgplaatz the highest point in Luxembourg. Previously Napoléonsgaard hill at 547 m (1,795 ft), located in the Canton of Redange, was considered the highest point.

In 1997 Buurgplaatz lost its status as highest point after GPS survey determined Kneiff at 560 m (1,840 ft) was 1m higher. [2]

Stone and base of the tower

The declaration plaque on the summit remains and Buurgplaatz may still be erroneously considered the highest point in Luxembourg. [3]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "Le point culminant du Luxembourg".
  3. ^ ACT (Administration du Cadastre et de la Topographie) Regional Map R1 Clervaux - Huldange 1:20000 (2003) shows 'Kneiff' at 560m and 'Buergplaz' at 559m.