Herve

Church St. Jean-Baptiste, Herve

I had no intention to take photographs only of the church, when setting off for the town of Herve, otherwise known mainly for its cheese of the same name (which is actually not to my taste), but I was somehow left with the impression that there are many sites of interest there that I couldn’t find, or I found them, but there was (more…)

Ferschweiler Plateau, part 2

Fraubillen Cross, Ferschweiler Plateau

Hiking in nature is not my type of adventures, but if it comes to an area with so densely located monuments of different kinds as the Ferschweiler Plateau, I am ready to walk kilometers long and bear up against the muscle pain during the next couple of days with stoicism.

The first thing that I’ve came across (more…)

Ferschweiler Plateau, part 1

Never go to the forest without a map! Especially when it comes to such an intricate area with numerous paths and so many sites of interest as the Ferschweiler Plateau. I have proceeded twice to a Monument of Diana and although I had both times two different places as a starting point, I haven’t managed to reach it. (more…)

Parish Church of St. Laurentius/St. Laurentius Pfarrkirche, Mackenbach

Parish Church of St. Laurentius, Mackenbach

The Parish Church of St. Laurentius is one of the only three buildings that the settlement of Mackenbach consists of. It is a 15th-century temple with a long pilgrimage history related to the medieval hermit St. Lukerus who built a Klause (hermitage – see here) near the former church and his relics were buried in the temple. (more…)

Chapel of St. Anthony of the Desert/St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach

Chapel of St. Anthony of the Desert, Crombach

If I have a considerable amount of historical data and pictures, why not to show you places that you’ll probably never see (unless you are a local person and you take these sites for granted). And I found them not elsewhere, but in the issue “Mysteries around churches and chapels (in East Belgium)”. So, the information that I have about them is not “just information”. (more…)

Eupen

Eupen Town Museum

Eupen is another story. And now I can show you the architecture and all, and you can decide for yourself. Nevertheless, I cannot say I like this city. It’s a bit too plain, cold and not interesting. Well, maybe this feeling is because of the acquaintances I’ve made in this town.

Mentioned for the first time in 1213, Eupen is the biggest city and capital (more…)

St. Vith

Church of St. Vitus, St. Vith

I’ve already written about Belgium and its German-speaking community, but here is more detailed information on it.

I’m starting with St. Vith – one of the two main towns of the community. And firstly, I want to say that I don’t have any pictures of it, although I lived in the vicinity for so many years, and I’ve visited it on so many occasions. But a fact is a fact – I don’t have any pictures of it. And here is something that could explain this – St. Vith is known as (more…)

Church of St. Servatius/St. Servatius Kirche, Lichtenborn

Church of St. Servatius, Lichtenborn

The reason I often prefer to travel unprepared is maybe because I don’t want to set boundaries to the chance and just leave the door open to unexpected opportunities. And sometimes I am nicely surprised by the places that I find or that find me by chance.

As it was the case with my visit to the Church of St. Servatius in Lichtenborn. (more…)