Büllingen: the record holder
Büllingen is not only the second largest, in terms of surface area, and most easterly district authority in Belgium, it also contains the country's highest village (Rocherath: 650m) and Belgium's second highest point: the White Stone (692m) is a 2x2 meter quartz block, that lies close to the village of Murringen. Some believe it to be a piece of a fallen star or asteroid...
Bullingen the green
Nature and farming play an important role in Büllingen. The High Fen Nature Park "Hohes Venn-Eifel" (High Fen-Eiffel) invites one to wander. Forestry and farming are the working population's main activities. And although the Büllingen Dairy has closed its doors, Büllingen Butter is still available today.
Brightly coloured trees
Traditions such as the village fair, or "Kirmes”, in Rocherath, are celebrated in villages throughout the Eiffel. "Kirmes” begins with the raising of the Kirmes tree. The young men of the village raising the colourfully decorated tree with its circular crown in the middle of the main square, together with the Lancier dance weaving its bright ribbons, are highs point of the Kirmes weekend.
Not to be missed: the daffodil fields of the Olef valley, the "Saubrennen” or pig roast in Wirtzfeld, the Spring Market in Büllingen and cross-country skiing throughout the winter.
Situation: Belgium's most easterly district authority, South of the High Fen
Area: 151 km²
Altitude: 540-692 m
Localities: Afst, Allmuthen, Andlermühle, Berterath, Buchholz, Büllingen, Eimerscheid, Hasenvenn, Hergersberg, Honsfeld, Holzheim, Hüllscheid, Hünningen, Igelmonder Hof, Igelmondermühle, Kehr, Krewinkel, Krinkelt, Lanzerath, Losheimergraben, Manderfeld, Medendorf, Merlscheid, Mürringen, Rocherath, Weckerath, Wirtzfeld