About Tongeren


Under Roman rule, “Atuatuca Tungrorum” grew into one of the largest trading cities in Northern Gaul. The Roman passion for building underscores the importance of this strategic location. You can still see the remains of the aquaduct, Roman temple and impressive defence wall around the city to this day. The wall is 6 metres high, 2 metres thick and 4.544 meters long. Unfortunately it has crumbled over the centuries…. just like Roman influence. But the fall of Rome was not enough to stop Tongeren’s growth.

When the new country of Belgium was founded – Tongeren flourished once more.
Nowadays, Tongeren is once more a lively place where the spirit of the Romans, innovative city projects and a buzzing economy create a vibrant atmosphere. Come and see for yourself!