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Liège City Travel Guide

Liège is the capital city of the province with the same name. The spoken language is french, but some people will also speak or at least understand English.

Liège is a city that’s changing quickly, filled with contrasts yet rich in culture and heritage. As a former industrial city known for it’s coal mines and steelworks, it has a rough side. However the city has a dynamic commercial centre with many pedestrian shopping streets. There are many public parks and gardens as well as beautiful historical buildings to discover.


Travel to Liège

Flights to Liège:

Liège has it’s own airport serving direct flights Spain, Turkey, Greece, Morokko, Tunis and Israël. Liège Airport is also an important gateway for Chinese Tourists visiting Europe. However, from most other destinations you’re most likely to land in Brussels Airport Zaventem or Brussels Charleroi Airport and take the train to Liège from there.

Trains to Liège:

Liège Guillemins is the major trainstation in the city centre that serves as an international railway hub. There are international ICE Trains and Thalys High Speed trains connecting Liège with Brussels, Paris, Aachen, Cologne, and Frankfurt. Intercity trains are operated by NMBS/SNCB, offering and excellent connection between Liège and countless other towns and cities in Belgium.

  • IC trains run several times per hour, connecting Brussels and Liège in less then 1 hour.
  • Thalys runs op to 5 direct high speed trains a day, connecting Paris and Liège in 2h15.
  • The ICE train to Frankfurt runs 7 times a day, connecting Frankfurt and Liège in 2h20.

For more information check Trains to Belgium.

Discover Liège City:

Liège city holds a lot of treasures for you to explore. You can easily spend several days, walking and exploring the city on foot. Or you can try to visit as much in 1-2 days, with the help of public transport. But no matter how long you plan to stay, Liège won’t fail to impress.

Below are the 5 must see things when you’re in Liège:

  1. Place Saint Lambert
    The area around Place Saint Lambert is the historical city centre of Liège. It’s packed with large historical buildings like the palace of the prins-bisschop, the city hall, the opera etc. This is the perfect area to get lost in the small alleys.
  2. Montagne de Bueren
    Not far from Place Saint Lambert, you’ll find these tall stairs up the hill with houses on both sides. Walk all the way up, then follow right towards the monument. Once there, continue the path untill you’ve reaches the best lookout-spot in Liège. Behind you is the old citadel which is transformed into a hospital.
  3. Liège Guillemins
    The trainstation of Liège Guillemins is a futuristic design by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava. Opposing to the main entrance of the trainstation is the new Paradis-Tower.
  4. Visit Park de la Boverie:
    Located on an island in the Meuse river, this parc is home to a beautiful museum of modern and fine arts. The building was once part of the world exhibit of 1905.
  5. Go shopping at Mediacité
    Mediacité is a long modern shopping mall in Liège.

Museums in Liège:

  • Museum of modern and fine arts
  • Aquarium Museum
  • Blegny Mining Museum
  • Public Transport Museum

Liège Tourist Map:

This Liège Tourist Map contains all the popular things to see and do in Liège. Save it to use it on your smartphone as your Liège city travel guide.

Public transport in Liège:

The busses in Liège are operated by TEC. A single ticket in Liège costs 2,10€ and is valid for 60 minutes. A day ticket costs 5€. For more information check the Belgium Public Transport Guide.

Where to stay in Liège