Historical and old photos, pictures and images of Eupen, Belgium
Historische und alte Fotos und Bilder Neyåw, Néau, Belgien

Cities of the World • Cities of Europa • Cities of Belgium

History of Eupen, Liège in photos

A small historical reference

Geography: Eupen is the capital of German-speaking Community of Belgium and is a city and municipality in the Belgian province of Liège, 15 kilometres (9 miles) from the German border (Aachen), from the Dutch border (Maastricht) and from the "High Fens" nature reserve (Ardennes). The town is also the capital of the Euroregion Meuse-Rhine.

First mentioned in 1213 as belonging to the Duchy of Limburg, possession of Eupen passed to Brabant, Burgundy, the Holy Roman Empire and France before being given in 1815 to Prussia, which became part of the new German Empire in 1871. In 1919, after the First World War, the Treaty of Versailles transferred Eupen and the nearby municipality of Malmedy from Germany to Belgium.

German remains the official language in Eupen (also spoken in the form of the Eupen dialect), and the city serves as the capital for Belgium's German-speaking Community. The city has a small university, the Autonome Hochschule in der deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, offering bachelor's degrees in Education and Nursing. In 2010, Eupen's association football team, K.A.S. Eupen, became the first club from the German-speaking Community to play in the Belgian Pro League.

Eupen is considered in Belgium to be a Roman Catholic region with strongly conservative views.

Date of foundation:


Population: 19 254


Eupen. Barrage de la Vesdre
Barrage de la Vesdre
Eupen. Église St Nicolas
Église St Nicolas
Eupen. Langesthaler pont
Langesthaler pont
Eupen. Rue de L'église
Rue de L'église
Eupen. Rue de Pavée
Rue de Pavée
Eupen. Sanatorium, 1924
Sanatorium, 1924
Eupen. Sanatorium, façade principale
Sanatorium, façade principale
Eupen. St Hildegardis Lyceum et ville parc
St Hildegardis Lyceum et ville parc

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