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Montagne de Bueren, Belgium

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Year: 1875.

Montagne de Bueren (The Soldier's Staircase) is one of the main historical landmarks of the Belgian city of Liege. The staircase begins in the Or Chateau district and rises to a hill, where a fortress was located a few centuries ago. Today the park of the citadel is located here. This is a historical complex, which includes the surviving elements of construction and fortress walls. To see it, tourists need to go through 374 steps. The legendary Soldier's Staircase was built in 1875.

The story of the name of the staircase is quite unusual. In the 18th century there were a lot of entertainment and drinking places in the territory of the current quarter of Or Chateau. It was in these institutions that the soldiers from the fortress liked to rest. For them the stone staircase was the shortest route to long-awaited rest and fun. The purpose of the construction of the staircase was strategic. It was to allow the soldiers to quickly move to the center of the city if necessary.

Guests of Liege, who are not lazy to walk to the end of the stairs, will have an opportunity to admire not only unique historical sights. From the historic district, a wonderful panoramic view of the Maas river opens. Walking on the stairs will be comfortable and pleasant even for those who do not like long walks. On the stairs in certain places beautiful shops were established, where you can always relax. There is a cult place of interest in Liege with the official name "Buren Mount", it was named after the nobleman Vincent de Buren, who played an important role in the defense of the city. Next - Ladder Duomo


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ATM bankomat: 'BNP Paribas Fortis Distributeur de billets' located in 0.22 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Dockx Rental' is located in 1.68 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Dats 24' in 1.16 km
Supermarket: 'Kuca / B.' in 0.19 km
Parking: 'Parking Saint Georges' in 0.33 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacie Troisfontaines sa' in 0.24 km
Police station: 'Zone de police Ans/Saint-Nicolas (Ans/Saint-Nicolas) - Poste de police Saint-Nicolas' in 0.62 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Brasserie C' in 0.07 km
Railway station: 'Gare de Liège-Palais' in 0.52 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Liege Airport LGG - in 9 km
 »  Maastricht Airport MST - in 32 km
 »  Brunssum Afcent Heliport Airport EH5 - in 42 km
 »  Geilenkirchen Airport GKE - in 47 km
 »  Brussels South Airport CRL - in 81 km
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Best hotels near Montagne de Bueren

Smartflats Saint-Gangulphe Flats

Located in 0 km from Montagne de Bueren
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Rooms: 3
The living rooms are decorated with a large sofa and flat-screen TV. The bedroom opens on to a private terrace. Bathrooms at Saint-Gangulphe Flats … More: photo, rates and booking
Ze Agency Apartment Liège

Located in 1 km from Montagne de Bueren
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Rooms: 2
The spacious units feature a living room with a sofa, a TV, and a fully equipped open-plan kitchen. A shower and a wash basin come as a standard in … More: photo, rates and booking
B&B Sweet & Slow

Located in 2 km from Montagne de Bueren
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Rooms: 2
Each room is decorated with classic elements such as a large chandelier and ornaments. A sauna, a spa bath and home cinema are also featured in the … More: photo, rates and booking
Ibis Budget Liege

Located in 3 km from Montagne de Bueren
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Rooms: 62
Rooms at Ibis Budget Liège are fitted with a seating area with a flat-screen TV, a work desk and a telephone. They also include a private bathroom … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Montagne de Bueren - Liege

The city of Liege is still attracting the shopping addicts. The quiet city impresses its visitors with plenty of great market places, bright fairs and modern shopping centers. The largest market in the city is the Marché de la Batte place which is among the largest market places of Europe. There one will find different goods including fresh vegetables, clothing, unusual souvenirs and handmade crafts. The most popular junket markets are placed in the city districts of Saint Pholien and Saint Gilles. The main issues of interests offered there are the ancient relics, paintings and souvenirs. Experienced collectors say these markets are full of unique antiques.

The Galerie Liege-Opera shopping center is the best place to find some brand clothes and accessories. Apart from numerous boutiques and departments with clothing and footwear the shopping center offers souvenir shops as well. One of the most popular souvenirs among city guests is undoubtedly cheese, to find some sorts of local treat one should set off to the St-Remy shop. Visitors will have a chance to try desired sorts of cheese before purchasing. The shop offers different sorts of cheese fitting every taste and budget.
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