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Medieval alleys and canals - the Belgian Hanseatic city of Bruges was one of the richest cities in Europe in the Middle Ages and still attracts millions of tourists every year with this magnificent heritage. Since 2000, the historic city centre has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its numerous museums and cultural events, the city is now one of the most important cultural centres in Belgium.

Your travel guide for Bruges

Attractions and sights

Die alte Hansestadt und Wikingersiedlung Brügge strotzt nur so von Sehenswürdigkeiten. Brügges Altstadt steht komplett unter dem Schutz des UNESCO Weltkulturerbes, und die ganze Stadt ist voll von historischen Bauwerken, beeindruckenden Kirchen und tollen Museen.

Travel and accommodation

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How many inhabitants does Bruges have?

The population of Bruges is just over 118,000.

What language is spoken in Bruges?

Bruges is located in the Belgian region of West Flanders. West Flemish, a Dutch dialect, is spoken here. However, many Belgians also speak English very well, and some speak German.

How far is it from Bruges to the sea?

Bruges is about 15 km from the North Sea port of Zeebrugge.