The Ardennes

Since 2013 the parliament for Belgium's German-speaking region has occupied a heavily refurbished former sanatorium building, originally dating from 1918 when Eupen was still part of Germany. Visitors are generally welcome to look inside.

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0.62 MILES

It's worth checking the exhibition schedule to see what's showing at this forward-thinking little museum of contemporary art. It's tucked incongruously…

2. Pfarrkirche Sankt Nikolaus

0.68 MILES

The 1726 church of St Nicholas is Eupen's visual centrepiece, thanks to iconic twin spires with copper cladding that were added in an 1898 makeover. The…

3. Limbourg

4.63 MILES

Well worth the 1km detour if you're driving between Eupen and Verviers (turn south at Dolhain), Limbourg is one of Belgium's most delightful historic…

5. Place du Marché

8.05 MILES

Vervier's most attractive square is dominated by a stately town hall, with cobbled Mont du Moulin descending photogenically past ivy-draped and half…

6. Signal de Botrange

8.71 MILES

Signal de Botrange, 5km north of Ovifat, is Belgium’s highest point, though at 694m that's not saying much. From the road, the only eye-catching feature…

8. La Chocolaterie Darcis

8.89 MILES

Playing a 21st-century Willy Wonka, one of Belgium’s foremost chocolatiers has turned his modern factory into a superb interactive museum experience. Walk…