About Eupen b


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. The city has a small university, the Autonome Hochschule in der deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, offering bachelor’s degrees in education and nursing.
Eupen is considered in Belgium to be a Roman Catholic region with strongly conservative views.

The Vesders dam (German: Wesertalsperre) is located on the Vesder, a few kilometers from Eupen. It is the area of ​​​​the German-Belgian nature park Hautes Fagnes-Eifel. The Lake of Eupen is the reservoir with the largest (drinking) water in Belgium. Construction of the wall started in 1936.