Profile Kbecq

We are a couple living in Brussels and love to travel.

Although we do not select our travel destination based on the WHS list, we find the list a good guide to discover a country's most interesting (and sometimes otherwise overlooked) sites.

Map of Visited Sites

Recent Reviews by Kbecq

Salzburg Kbecq

We visited Salzburg at the end of December, hoping for snow. While this was not the case, Salzburg was still an enjoyable and beautiful city with a cosy Christmas atmosphere.

Next to the most visited sights (Hohensalzburg fortress, Mozart's Geburtshaus, ...), Salzburg is also full of magnificent churches. We particularly liked the St. Peter, the Kollegienkirche and of course the Dom. In case you buy a ticket for the Dom Quartier (Salzburg's cathedral museum complex - highly recommended), you will be guided through the Dom at organ level which provides a spectacular view on the Dom's inside and ceiling.

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Fagus Factory Kbecq

We arrived at the Fagus factory on a Saturday with the intention to participate in one of the guided tours which take place on Saturdays and Sundays. However, because there was an event scheduled on Sunday there was no tour on Saturday (since they were already setting up things for the event the next day).

Therefore, we had to take a tour with an audio/video guide. But we were lucky: the workers preparing the event didn't mind that we walked around in the factory so we got to see the same as during a guided tour (and maybe even more?).

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Teide National Park Kbecq

We visited Teide National Park for two days in the autumn.

The first day we went to the 'Roques de Garcia', already mentioned in Els' and Hubert's reviews. We can confirm that during the 3.5km walk, at some points it's easy to lose track of the path. Just keep looking for the small 'stone towers' which indicate the correct way.

The second day we got up early to climb Mount Teide. The best way to do this is to start from the small parking located around kilometer 40 on road TF-21.

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Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes Kbecq

Without going into detail, we can confirm that arranging a reservation for a descent in the mine is a nice example of Belgian surrealism (cf. Solivagant's review). But after a few atempts we made it to Spiennes and we can also confirm that the local staff and guides are very helpful and knowledgeable.

It seems that the parking close to the site is meant for the elderly and/or disabled, but you can park at the Rue du Petit Spiennes - Rue de Nouvelles intersection which is only a 5 minute walk to the site.

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Twyfelfontein Kbecq

Twyfelfontein ("uncertain spring") got its name mid 20th century from a farmer who was in doubt whether his spring would provide sufficient water for farming.

It is famous for a large number of ancient (4.000-500 years BC) rock carvings depicting various types of (mostly) animals - even sea creatures. Contrary to the nearby Brandberg TWHS, it concerns rock carvings and not rock paintings. One can clearly distinguish the different animals in a fantastic setting of orange rocks.

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Kbecq's Lists

  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  3. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  4. Anuradhapura
  5. Bauhaus Sites
  6. Belem
  7. Belfries
  8. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  9. Brugge
  10. Budapest
  11. Calakmul
  12. Campeche
  13. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  14. Central Highlands
  15. Champagne
  16. Chichen-Itza
  17. Christiansfeld
  18. City of Luxembourg
  19. Classical Weimar
  20. Cologne Cathedral
  21. Cordoba
  22. Corvey
  23. Fagus Factory
  24. Flemish Béguinages
  25. Florence
  26. Fontainebleau
  27. Fortifications of Vauban
  28. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  29. Garajonay
  30. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  31. Granada
  32. Grand Canyon
  33. Grand Place, Brussels
  34. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  35. Jelling
  36. Kandy
  37. Kinderdijk
  38. Kremlin and Red Square
  39. Kronborg Castle
  40. La Lonja de la Seda
  41. Lübeck
  42. Luther Memorials
  43. Major Town Houses
  44. Messel Pit
  45. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  46. Namib Sand Sea
  47. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  48. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  49. Novodevichy Convent
  50. Old Town of Galle
  51. Oporto
  52. Palenque
  53. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  54. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  55. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  56. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  57. Polonnaruva
  58. Potsdam
  59. Prague
  60. Primeval Beech Forests
  61. Quedlinburg
  62. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  63. Reims
  64. Rome
  65. Roskilde Cathedral
  66. Salzburg
  67. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  68. San Gimignano
  69. Schönbrunn
  70. Seville
  71. Siena
  72. Sigiriya
  73. Sintra
  74. Speyer Cathedral
  75. St. Petersburg
  76. Statue of Liberty
  77. Stoclet House
  78. Stralsund and Wismar
  79. Strasbourg
  80. Teide National Park
  81. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  82. The Four Lifts
  83. Tower of London
  84. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  85. Trier
  86. Twyfelfontein
  87. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  88. Uxmal
  89. Van Nellefabriek
  90. Vatican City
  91. Venice and its Lagoon
  92. Versailles
  93. Vienna
  94. Völklingen Ironworks
  95. Wadden Sea
  96. Wartburg Castle
  97. Westminster
  98. Willemstad
  99. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  100. Yosemite National Park
  101. Zollverein

Profile data

Country: Belgium

Visited WHS: 101

Most impressive: Calakmul

Proposal for a new WHS: World War I memorials and cemeteries

Recently visited WHS

Update December 31, 2016
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier