De Ballonzuil – Merselo, Netherlands - Atlas Obscura

De Ballonzuil

Merselo, Netherlands

In the middle of a forest you can find the first landing place of an air balloon in the Netherlands. 

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On January 18, 1871, a hot air balloon landed on this spot. In that time it was vey special to see a hot air balloon. It was the first time farmers living in this neighbourhood saw such a thing in the air! The landing of the hot air balloon is marked with a column.

Know Before You Go

Driving from Venray to Vredenpeel (beekweg) you will find a sign at your right which points you in the direction to the balloon pilar (Ballonzuil).

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