Deadly dangerous history

Dive into the past and hike along the reconstruction of 'Den droad' (the wire) near Hamont-Achel. This so-called Death Wire was a 332 kilometre long wire fence constructed bij the Germans during the First World War, spanning the border between Belgium and the Netherlands. The 2000 volts of electricity on the wires made sure no one from occupied Belgium would be mad enough to even consider fleeing to uncoccupied Netherlands. The reconstruction includes boards with infirmation about this special period of border area history and two hiking trails run past it.