2014-09-04

The Staircase of the Mountain Bueren, Belgium

The Staircase mountain in Belgium or Montagne de Bueren Stairs called Mount de Buren is located about 1 km northeast of the Cathedral of Liege Belgium. The mountain Bueren is a staircase of 374 steps, its leads a quarter of Hors-Château (Hors-Chteau; literally outside the castle) on the mound, where before there was Liege fortress. Therefore, the park has walls and a viewing platform called the Citadel Park or Parc de la Citadelle.

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Staircase in Belgium


The construction of the Liege stairs that has 374 steps was graphed in 1875 to remember the 600 Franchimontois. The 600 Franchimontois were 600 men from Franchimont, a nearby city, who staged a surprise attack on October 28, 1468, in Liege on the Duke of Burgundy and King Louis XI of France the so-called battle of Liege in 1468. They all died. The name refers to "Vincent van Bueren," one of the leaders of the battle.


The staircase is also called the "600 escaliers". Legend has it that the "Franchimontois" would have climbed the mountain at that point, but this is historically inaccurate. Along the Montagne de Bueren are two monuments, the old parts of a fire station and a house with 18th-century elements.


The road has a total length of 260 meters. There are 374 steps, and the average slope of the tread is 28%. The staircase starts at about 62 meters above sea level. The top of the stairs reach a height of 132 meters above sea level, so the difference is 70 meters. The railway tunnels of line 34 from Hasselt to Liege run under these stairs.


Montagne De Bueren


Every year on the first weekend in October, the event takes place in nightly hills (Nocturne des Coteaux), during which on the stairs placed thousands of candles. Leaving skyward and transformed candlelight staircase - an unforgettable sight. Every year on the first Saturday of October, the street is lit with 3000 candles. The central stairs at the Bonnefantenmuseum in the dutch city of Maastricht are designed by Aldo Rossi and inspired by the "Montagne de Bueren."

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Montagne De Bueren
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Montagne de Bueren in Liege
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Liege Stairs
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Mountain in Belgium
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Staircase in Belgium
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Montagne De Bueren
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Liege Belgium
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Liège, Montagne de Bueren
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Stairs of the Montagne de Bueren Midpoint.
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Bueren Mountain – Liège, Belgium, Related to Vincent de Bueren who, with Goswin de Strailhe, commanded the 600 Franchimontois expedition in the night from October 29th to 30th 1468. 
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Montagne de Bueren Staircase
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