he Wire of Death (Dutch: Dodendraad, German: Todesdraht) was a lethal electric fence created by the German military to control the Dutch–Belgian frontier after the occupation of Belgium during the First World War. Parallels have been made between the ‘Death Wire’ and the later Iron Curtain. The wire of death reached from the Belgian coastline in Knokke until the suburbs of the German city of … Continue reading The Wire of Death – de Dodendraad
Baarle-Hertog is a Flemish municipality of Belgium, much of which consists of a number of small Belgian exclaves fully within the Netherlands creating interesting and complicated borders with the Dutch town of Baarle-Nassau. With a total area of just seven and a half square kilometres, the Flemish exclave of Baarle-Hertog is made up of 26 different pockets of land. Of these, 22 are surrounded by … Continue reading Baarle Hertog – a border puzzle
The “landing page” for France with country information and links to tripoint visits, border crossings and more is now complete and can be viewed here Continue reading France country page now complete
The “landing page” for Belgium with country information and links to tripoint visits, border crossings and more is now complete and can be viewed here Continue reading Belgium Country Page now complete
The Netherlands “landing” page is now uploaded and provides a easy way to access border crossing reports, tripoint visits and other border related information. Visits to Baarle Hertzog still to come 🙂 Details are here. Continue reading Netherlands Country Page now complete
The “landing page” for Luxembourg with country information and links to tripoint visits is now complete and can be viewed here Continue reading Luxembourg Country Page now complete
BoundaryPoint was an email group for discussion of international and internal political boundaries worldwide between 2000 and 2007. Amazing resource of ideas, maps and photos which have rescued and published. http://mexlist.com/boundarypoint/ Continue reading Boundary Point – the complete archives.
The Germany “landing page” is now complete with country detail and links to tripoints and border crossing visits. Read more here Continue reading Germany Page now complete
Indeed they did between 1714–1794 when Austria gained control of the Spanish Netherlands. In La Flamengrie bordermarkers from 1780 and 1819 dot the French town which is surrounded on 3 sides by Belgium. Full report with maps and photos is here Continue reading Did you know that Austria and France shared a border?
This is the saddest and most neglected of all the tripoints I have visited (16 in total). The Belgium – France and Luxembourg wet tripoint is situated in industrial wasteland near Radange (LU), Athus (BE) and Mont-Saint Martin (FR). It looks better now than on my first visit in 2011. It does need some love and attention. Maps, photos and report here Continue reading BEFRLU Tripoint – new report