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Driving Around In The High Fens – Part 2

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Names like “Baraque Michel” and “Signal de Botrange” are familiar to every Belgian. But what exactly are these places? Let us start with the Baraque Michel. This name refers to the third highest point of Belgium (674 metres), located in the municipality of Jalhay, not far from Eupen. There is also an inn, which bears the same name and which was built…

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Driving Around In The High Fens

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High Fens is the English word for the region that we in Dutch call “Hoge Venen” and in French “Hautes Fagnes”. According to Wikipedia: The High Fens (French: Hautes Fagnes; German: Hohes Venn; Dutch: Hoge Venen), which were declared a nature reserve in 1957, are an upland area, a plateau region in the province of Liège, in the east of…

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A Visit To The IKOB

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Lars and I love art and especially contemporary art. To our delight, there was a museum of contemporary art in Eupen called IKOB. Even better, it was just two steps away from our hotel. So, one afternoon we decided it was time for a visit. The museum is quite small and only contains two floors. At the ground floor, you can…

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Photo Essay – Watching Animals In Ternell

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Eupen is located in a beautiful region called Hoge Venen/Hautes Fagnes. If you want any information about what to do and what to see there, the nature centre Ternell is a good starting point. It also organises activities for children and adults, such as summer camps and guided walks for example. Lars and I, however, started our visit at the ……

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An Introduction to Eupen

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If you have only stayed in Antwerp, Bruges and/or Brussels, you would think that there are only two national languages in Belgium, Dutch and French. In reality, there is a third one, namely German. Indeed, there is a small community of German-speaking Belgians in the east of the country, in the province of Liège. After World War I, this part of…

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