"Liege" Liège by DanielF

Liège Travel Guide: 195 reviews and 576 photos

The city of the Prince-Bishops

Liege, or Luik in Dutch, is the largest city in Wallonia and its cultural centre.

Until the foundation of of the Belgian State, Liege was a principality ruled by prince-bishops with a great autonomy within the German Empire.

In the XIX century, it profited of its strategic situation on the river Meuse and the wealth provided by the coal mines in its surroundings. The decline of the heavy industry in the second half of the last century led the city into a difficult situation of which it has managed to recover thanks to its vitality as a regional centre.

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  • diocletianvs's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2007 at 11:01 PM

    Old industries and high buildings .... sounds like a place I would like ;) Interesting stuff about recycling the building materials to build an Opera.

  • m-joy's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2004 at 1:48 AM

    Nice page! Indeed, there are very cozy corners in the old town. ;-)

  • Norali's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2004 at 3:36 AM

    About time for me to return... It was a cozy place indeed. Their nightlife is OK too, as far as I could see from some Liègois I was hanging around with at Univesity. Thanks!

  • Mar 4, 2004 at 3:20 AM

    Great pics of Liège ... makes me think that I should finaly start building my page about Liège ;-)

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2004 at 12:56 PM

    I look for visiting Liege next year. -- Greg

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2003 at 2:03 PM

    wonderful pics from "la cite ardente" (=passionate city)...more,please!

  • rickyvilla81's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2003 at 9:54 AM

    Your photos are so vibrant! I have only seen Liege grey and cloudy till now...

  • nicoleken's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2003 at 1:57 PM

    Very nice pictures !

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