The German-Belgian High Fens is a Nature Park located between Langerwehe and Eupen in the north and Bad Münstereifel, Prüm and Sankt Vith in the south. The Eifel Nature park covers six areas:
The Rur Eifel
The High Eifel
The Limestone Eifel
The Our valley
The Venn Foreland
The Hohes Venn
The Emblem of the Nature Park: the black grouse.
Area: 2,485 km2 (959 sq mi)
In 1960 Hubert Schmitt-Degenhardt who was the president of the Aachen District, established the North Eifel Nature Park, However in 1971 the park merged with the Belgian Parc Naturel Hautes Fagnes to become the Hohes Venn – Eifel Nature Park.
North Rhine-Westphalia and
Chocolaterie Jacques is a Belgian company founded in 1896 by Antoine Jacques and located in Eupen in the eastern province of Liège .
Antoine Jacques invented and launched the chocolate stick in 1936. The chocolate stick made up of six detachable pieces is still the best known product of the brand.
In October 1993 the Chocolate factory opened up a Museum showing the public video animations, old objects such as the chocolate molds, albums and packaging, you can also look at the production hall on a footbridge above, so the works wouldn’t get disturbed.
During the end of your tour, you can visit the Gourment Space which allows everyone to get to buy the products from the Jacques assortment as well as various items: pralines, biscuits, marzipans and other confectionery specialties .
Eupen is part of the Liege Province, its close borders with German and also has a massive German speaking community, the city was first mentioned in 1213 and at that time belonged to the Duchy of Limburg, However after the 1919, during the first world war, the treaty of Versailles, transferred the city of Eupen to Belgium.
Information and statistics
Area: 103.74 km2
Short Code used for Eupen is “EUPE”
The currency circulated here is Euro.
Official website: eupen.be