Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Fact and fiction blur in modern Liège. One city square has been renamed after Georges Simenon's fictional detective Inspector Maigret.

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From Vianden, it is no more than a short hop over the Belgian border to unloved Liège. But why so unloved? The city that produces luscious jam (called sirop de Liège) and was home to Georges Simenon deserves more. Gritty Liège, one-time steel capital of Belgium, is known as a rough tough place that most tourists avoid. But it is changing.


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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 23.