Belgium’s rich and complex history is intricately woven into the fabric of Europe. From its medieval origins as a trading hub to its role in major conflicts like World War I and II, Belgium has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, the formation of independent states, and the development of a distinctive cultural identity. Historical landmarks, such as medieval castles and World War I memorials, dot the landscape, offering glimpses into the nation’s past. Here are numerous stories describing various aspects of Belgium’s history.
Achouffe is a small village in the municipality of Houffalize. In January 1945 it gained a position of great strategic significance during the Battle of Achouffe.
The burning of the University of Leuven Library in 1914 led to the loss of a quarter of a million manuscripts. 26 years later it was burnt down again.