Enclave H6 is only at 11 metres and 26 centimetres distance from the main enclave H1. In the 18th century these two enclaves formed a single whole. Read more
local name: Hoofdbraek
Number of residents: 10 (17 Oct. 2016)
Surface: 17.461 m²
Circumference: 0,565 km
Enclave H6 is only at 11 metres and 26 centimetres distance from the main enclave H1. In the 18th century these two enclaves formed a single whole. Until the introduction of the land register in 1832, the number of enclaves constantly changes, as does the location of the enclave borders. Consequently, a great deal of uncertainty and disagreement arose on the matter. It took up until 1995 for the enclave borders to be settled by a binational agreement.
Enclave H6 holds a replica of the transmission tower MN7. During World War I the Belgian army intercepted messages from the German enemy and maintained contact with the military radio station of Saint-Pierre-Broucq in northern France, which at the time was the Belgian army’s headquarters. MN7 in Baarle received the first messages of mutiny amongst the German soldiers in Kiel. Shortly thereafter the German request to negotiate a ceasefire was captured, which accelerated the ending process of the war.