|The place Schmiede (in Luxemburgish local tongue 'Schmëtt') is the northernmost village of the
Grand Duchy of Luxemburg.
Situated at a 'real' tripoint, as the state frontier of Luxembourg meets here the Belgian internal boundaries of Liege and Luxembourg-Belge provinces. The Belgian internal provincial borderline, also is the linguistic border between German and French language area.
L-9999 Schmiede (GDL) - at 1650 ft. height above sea level.
| We arrive in
Luxemburg: here is the starting point of the National
Road N7, which runs through Luxembourg from north
to south all the way to the Capital. (= 42 miles, travel-time
1.5 hrs!!). Which can be considered amazingly far for
route de Stavelot
|Looking back: upon leaving Schmiede, we enter Belgium (again): here is the starting point of the National Road N68 to Vielsalm (B) and Malmédy (B).|
|When leaving Schmiede (L), we reach a newly built round-about, entirely on Belgian territory, as per blue-white road signs: it is not possible to determine the exact border-line here easily.|
|Near the same round-about:
looking back to Luxembourg and the huge filling-stations
directly behind the border, as well as the shopping
centre 'Knauf Center' , open on Sundays, and strategically
situated on the border and dominating the rest of the
village and surroundings.
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BK 2002 November
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