Bruges is an important centre for education in West Flanders. [9], The name probably derives from the Old Dutch for "bridge": brugga.

Western Europe's major attractions are impressive but also draw huge crowds; the magic of exploring the big sights can be quickly lost amidst long queues….

Madirac | Marvel at ornate houses lining intricate canals, and understand why this is a favourite destination for all types of travellers. The Viking incursions of the ninth century prompted Count Baldwin I of Flanders to reinforce the Roman fortifications; trade soon resumed with England and Scandinavia. Hanseatic ships filled the harbor, which had to be expanded beyond Damme to Sluys to accommodate the new cog-ships. Bus links to the centre are frequent, though the railway station is just a 10-minute walk from the main shopping streets and a 20-minute walk from the Market Square. Bruges liegt etwa fünf Kilometer nördlich von Bordeaux. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions. The Bourse opened in 1309 (most likely the first stock exchange in the world) and developed into the most sophisticated money market of the Low Countries in the 14th century. Cosy and spacious house in the center with 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms, 5 bedroom-property in the center of the city, 2 bedroom apartment 4/6 people at center of Bruges, Bars & Clubs, Fachgeschäfte & Geschenkläden, Mieten Sie eine Unterkunft für Ihren nächsten Urlaub, Datenschutzerklärung und Verwendung von Cookies, Hotels in der Nähe von (LIL) Flughafen Lesquin, Hotels in der Nähe von (ANR) Flughafen Antwerpen, Hotels in der Nähe von (OST) Ostend Airport. Together they formed a parliament; however they frequently quarrelled amongst themselves. [16] The city eagerly welcomed foreign traders, most notably the Portuguese traders selling pepper and other spices. Fühl dich mit Airbnb weltweit zuhause. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. Loupes | In the Bruges area, the first fortifications were built after Julius Caesar's conquest of the Menapii in the first century BC, to protect the coastal area against pirates. [citation needed].

Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce - Luxe Worldwide Hotel. are the current national champions, while the second team, Cercle Brugge K.S.V., was recently promoted to the first tier. I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails. Castres-Gironde | Mérignac | No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission. At the end of the 14th century, Bruges became one of the Four Members, along with Franc of Bruges, Ghent and Ypres. Saint-Morillon | Beychac-et-Caillau | Sainte-Eulalie | The whole city emanates an appreciation of the past, a love of the present, and enthusiasm for the future. The twinning between some of the former communes, merged with Bruges in 1971, were discontinued. This is also when Edward IV and Richard III of England spent time in exile here. The port of Bruges is Zeebrugge (Flemish for Bruges-on-Sea).

Fargues-Saint-Hilaire | 852 Bewertungen. Plans have long been under way to ban cars altogether from the historic center of Bruges or to restrict traffic much more than it currently is, but these plans have yet to come to fruition.