The Eastern Cantons attractions

Castle in Hautes Fagnes

Château de Reinhardstein

The very picturesque Château de Reinhardstein was built in 1354 and restored to archetypal fortress appearance in 1969. Entry is by 75-minute guided tours but even when closed, it’s well worth admiring the sturdy ex…
Visitor Centre in Hautes Fagnes

Botrange Nature Centre

A possible starting point for hikes, this impressive information centre 200m west of the Eupen–Bütenbach road has a big hooded fire hearth, a cafe serving beers from eight local breweries and a central courtyard tha…
Museum in Malmédy

Baugnez 44

On 17 December 1944, American and SS troop columns met fatefully at the Baugnez crossroads, 4km southeast of Malmédy. Some 84 captured GIs were shot on the spot in what became known as the 'Malmédy Massacre'. The si…
Museum in Malmédy


In the covered former abbey cloisters beside Malmédy's cathedral, this cultural centre/museum hosts temporary exhibitions to pad out a city-history display, carnival room and a quietly moving, interactive examinatio…
Church in Eupen

Pfarrkirche Sankt Nikolaus

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 interior has a classic baroque feel with a lavish multifaceted…
Cathedral in Malmédy

Cathédrale Saints Pierre, Paul et Quirin

Fronted by stubby twin towers, Malmédy's massive 1784 cathedral provides a dominating if slightly dour centrepiece to the town.
Tower in Hautes Fagnes

Signal de Botrange

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 here is a 1954 stone tower that has all the charm of a fire-st…
Notable Building in Eupen


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 …
Gallery in Eupen


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 beside a solarium/nail bar in the car park of a Carrefour super…