Friday, August 27, 2010

BELGIUM ~Durbuy Castle~

Sent from a day out in our Belgian Ardennes! The weather was nice, the visit to the cave (a tour of 1 hour 30) was great and Durbuy is a wonderful old city. You can go there for kayaking on the river Ourthe or making long walks in the woods... And with ofcourse many restaurants with delicious Belgian food!:-)

The city of Durbuy, which calls itself the smallest city in the world, is situated on the banks of the river Ourthe and located in the Belgian province of Luxembourg.
In medieval times Durbuy was an important centre of commerce and industry.
At the entrance of the town, past the old bridge over the Ourthe River, lies the most eye-catching building in Durbuy which is the Castle of the Counts of Ursel, erected in the 11th Century and rebuilt by the same family in the 17th Century on the ruins of the ancient feudal fortification.

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