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Top Choice Fusion in Eupen

Au Couleur Rouge

Accessed through a stone archway behind a grand patrician villa, this excellent restaurant does everything right, from the exquisite floral details on the beautifully artistic starters to perfectly balanced mains wi…
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…
Carnival in Malmedy

Cwarmê

Malmédy's big annual event is this four-day series of carnival festivities, whose high point is on the Sunday before Mardi Gras – handy if you want to head to Eupen's Rosenmontag the next day. Amid a confusing cast …
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 Malmedy

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 Malmedy

Malmundarium

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…
Italian in Malmedy

La Dona Trattoria

Some of Belgium's tastiest pizza along with home-made pasta is served in this unpretentious but friendly trattoria, 350m west of Pl du Rome on the N62, in an outwardly uninspiring building, made inviting with gingha…
Brewery in Hautes Fagnes

Peak Beer

Founded in 2018, this flashy, glass-walled brewery-restaurant has a sizeable cafe-restaurant whose open terrace offers sweeping forest-framed views. Their beer range, brewed on site, includes a very refreshing blond…
Carnival in Eupen

Rosenmontag

Culminating on the Monday before Mardi Gras, Eupen's carnival lacks the weird characters of the Stavelot or Binche equivalents but is nonetheless one of Belgium's most joyously colourful, and the impressively sculpt…
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…