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Eupen is a small town in the province of Liège, Belgium. It is the capital of the German-speaking community of Belgium. Large parts of the municipality are covered by forests and the Hautes Fagnes wetlands.

Understand

The town counts around 20,000 inhabitants (2018). As the administrative centre of the German-speaking community of Belgium, which comprises a few municipalities along its eastern border, it is the seat of parliament of this community.

  • 1 Tourist-Info Eupen, Marktplatz 7, ☏ +32 87 55 34 50, ✉ info@eupen-info.be. (updated Jan 2018)

Get in

By bus

Line number 14, run jointly by ASEAG of Germany and TEC of Belgium, connects Eupen with Aachen, in Germany. A journey between the two towns takes approximately 40 minutes, with a single ticket costing €5.85.

By train

There is a train line connecting Eupen with Ostend, stopping in many major Belgian cities such as Liège, LeuvenBrusselsGhent and Bruges. The 1 Eupen Train Station is located to the north of the town centre.

By car

Eupen is quite near to the E40 highway between Liège and Aachen. You must get off at exit 38 called Eupen - Welkenraedt.

By plane

The nearest Airport is in Liège (LGG IATA) which is served by a few airlines with various European destinations. The larger Belgian airports of Brussels (BRU IATA) and Brussels South in the city of Charleroi (CRL IATA) are a bit further away but are a lot bigger and serve a lot more flights than Liège.

Another option is to fly to Cologne (CGN IATA) and get to Eupen through Aachen.

Get around

See

  • 1 St. Nicholas Church (Nikolauskirche), Marktplatz. This Renaissance church was built between 1721 and 1729. 
  • 2 Eupen City Museum (Eupener Stadtmuseum), Gospertstraße 52, ☏ +32 87 74 00 05, ✉ stadtmuseum.eupen@swing.be. Tu-F 09:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:00, Sa 14:00-17:00, Su 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00. Museum depicting the history of the town, its cloth weaving history and carnival. (updated Jan 2018)
  • 3 IKOB International Art Centre East Belgium, Rotenberg 12b, ☏ +32 87 56 01 10, ✉ info@ikob.be. Contemporary art museum with temporary exhibitions. The museum is closed when changing exhibitions. €6 regular, €4 reduced. Free on first Sunday and Wednesday of the month.. (updated Jan 2018)
  • 4 Chocolate Museum, Industriestraße 16, ☏ +32 87 59 29 67, ✉ musee@chocojacques.be. M-F 09:00-17:00. Museum of the Belgian chocolate producer "Jacques". (updated Jan 2018)
  • 5 Moorenhöhe Park, Haasberg. For a panoramic view over the lower part of the town, take a walk to Moorenhöhe Park. (updated Jun 2017)

Do

  • 1 Kehrweg Stadion (Kehrweg Stadium), Kehrweg 14, ☏ +32 87 56 13 77. The home ground of the town's football club, K.A.S. Eupen, who play in the Belgian First Division. (updated Jun 2017)

Events

  • Carnival: 8–12 February 2018.  (date needs updating)

Buy

Eat

  • 1 Haus Ternell, Monschauer Straße 3, ☏ +32 87 30 00 48. (updated Jan 2018)
  • 2 Meeting Point, Hütte 79, ☏ +32 87 88 01 09, ✉ info@restaurant-meetingpoint.be. (updated Jan 2018)

Drink

Sleep

  • 1 Gîte d'Étape d'Eupen, Judenstraße 79, ☏ +32 87 55 31 26, ✉ gite.eupen@gitedetape.be. The only hostel in Eupen. Has 17 rooms. From €16.40. (updated Jan 2018)
  • 2 Sleepwood Hotel, Neustraße 61, ☏ +32 87 55 50 88, ✉ kontakt@sleepwood.eu. From €79. (updated Jan 2018)
  • 3 Hotel Ambassador Bosten, Haasstraße 81, ☏ +32 87 74 08 00, ✉ info@ambassador-bosten.be. (updated Jan 2018)

Connect

  • Eupen Post Office, Schulstrasse 2. 

Go next

  • Verviers
  • Spa
  • Aachen

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