Eupen ( German Eupen [ˈɔʏpən] , French Eupen [øpɛn] , source French Néau , Walloon. Neyåw ) is a city and commune in Belgium , in the province of Liège , near the border with Germany . The capital of the German-speaking community . The population is about 18,000 inhabitants (01.01.2007). In 1977, Kettenis, formerly an independent commune, joined Eipen.
|him. Eupen , fr. Eupen|
|Chapter||Karl Heinz Klinkenberg|
|History and Geography|
|Population||18 313 people ( 2007 )|
|Telephone code||+32 87|
|Postcode||4700, 4701 (Kettenis)|
The city consists of two parts, the Upper City and the Lower City. The lower city is located on the river Bucket . There is a railway station in the Upper Town.
In Eipen, there is the Autonomous Higher School of the German-speaking Community ( German: Autonome Hochschule in der deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft ), which trains teachers ( pre-school and primary education ) and nurses and brothers . Graduates receive a bachelor 's degree . This higher school is the only higher education institution in Belgium with teaching in German .
- Classical Town Hall
- House of the Patricians (1752)
- Five churches:
- Baroque monastery church (1771)
- Church of St. Nicholas (1727) in the Baroque style
- Chapel of St. Lambertus (1690)
- Lutheran Church (1850) in the Neo - Gothic style
- Church of St. Joseph (1871)
- Liberté Castle in Quettenis
Church of St. Nicholas
Famous Natives and Residents
- Hansemann, David (1858-1920) - German pathologist.
- Holler, Alfred (1888-1954) - painter, landscape painter and engraver.