One of the oldest cities in Belgium, Arlon has numerous beautiful spots ready to be discovered.
Ascend to the top of the "Belvédère de Saint Donat"
At 460 metres of altitude, the bell tower of this church forms the perfect vantage point to overlook the entire surrounding area. With good weather conditions, one is even able to see Germany and the Grand Duchy, making the 144-step-long ascent worth the effort.
Belvédère de Saint Donat is situated in the historical centre of Arlon. After not having been accessible for two decades, important restoration work has been completed to allow people atop the church tower once more.
Visit the archeology museum
Situated at a crossroads between two streets from Roman times, the city of Arlon has experienced prosperity since the 1st Century. The local archeology museum exhibits numerous art pieces and remnants from Gallo-Roman culture, which were dug up in the wider region over the course of the years.
Taste the locally made "Maitrank" (May wine)
One of the town's specialities is the so-called Maitrank, a wine usually served in spring time. The aperitif is made with an aromatised base and uses a wild plant macerated in white wine from the Moselle region.
Every local bar has its very own recipe for success when it comes to making the specialty. Some chefs in Arlon even incorporate the sweet wine into their sauces when cooking.
Find the source of the Semois river
You can end your tour of Arlon at the location where the city most likely established its first settlings; the source of the Semois river. A spiritual place for Romans, the source still has symbolic value today. From Arlon, the river makes its way across the Lorraine and Gaume regions in Belgium, before flowing into the Meuse in France.