"Blankenburg - Blankenberge" Blankenberge by grayfo
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Blankenburg has more to offer than nice beaches. Everybody will enjoy a walk through the busy shopping streets of the centre of the city. In earlier times Blankenburg was nothing more than a small fishermen village at the coast, the picturesque harbour at the west end of the resort is now used by yachts rather than fishing boats. Because of its rather strategic position, the little village was often plundered and destroyed. Another problem was that the sea sometimes proved to be not only a source of income, but also a source of destruction through flooding. It was in the 19th century that the small town became one of the first Belgian seaside-resorts visited by tourists. Around 1850 the first (but not the last) hotels were constructed.
The Blankenburg crest consists of a shield with a silver horizontal band on a background of black; at the base are three mountains (Blankenberge means white/clear Mountains. On top of the shield is a gold crown with five turrets. The arms were granted by royal decree on January 9, 1841 and confirmed on October 13, 1987.
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