Your travel guide for Bruges
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.
The hotspot of the city centre is the Belfry, a city tower with a neo-Gothic crown. If you climb it, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the city. Bruges also has plenty to offer in the way of culinary delights. The streets are lined with cafés and restaurants serving excellent cuisine.
Since 2000, the historic city centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The greatest density of historic buildings can be discovered in the central square Grote Markt, where visitors and travellers are greeted by photogenic medieval facades.
Attractions & 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.
Häufige Fragen (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.