About Eupen b


First mentioned in 1213 as belonging to the duke of Limburg, the possession of Eupen passed to Brabant, Burgundy, the Roman Empire and France before being given in 1815 to Prussia.

In 1919, after the First World War and at the Treaty of Versailles, Eupen was definitely transferred with Malmedy from Germany to Belgium. German remains the official language in Eupen and the city serves as the capital for Belgium’s German-speaking Community.