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Sports and relaxation in Liège
Does anybody know a very good fitness possibility, i.e. gym if possible also with swimming pool in Liège that you could recommend for its standard?
Or a SPA center to get some relaxing massages over Christmas;-)
Thank you for your help!
Greetings from Berlin!
Re: Sports and relaxation in Liège
No. I was just there and there is not much to do in the city for fitness. I will however talk to a very good friend and see what he recommends. For fitness people walk all over the place. That is their exercise. As for spas, I think that the Holiday Inn on the river has a spa, but I am not sure. Where are you staying? I stayed at the Mercure Hotel. It is quaint and quiet, nothing special. Do you want me to contact anyone? I can just send me email.
Travel Tips for Liège
Those who are not afraid of...
Those who are not afraid of some physical effort can take a walk up the 406 steps of the MONTAGNE DE BUEREN: the reward will be a fantastic panoramic view over the city of Liège.
According to legend, the 600 Franchimontese soldiers climbed up the hill in 1468 to take the camp of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. They were lead by the Liège patriot Bueren, who wanted to encourage his fellow citizens to take up arms against Charles the Bold who had taken the city. The whole plan failed , the 600 Franchimontese were killed and the city was plundered for 7 weeks. As a matter of fact, the adventure took place on another hill of the city. The montagne de Bueren staircase was actually only built in 1880 to allow the soldiers of the garrison on top of the hill to go down to the center without having to pass through the dangerous little alleys.
If you're still fit enough after having reached the top of the staircase, you can go a little bit higher to the terraced park from where the best panoramic photographs of Liège can be taken.
GAUFRES DE LIEGE.
If you like...
GAUFRES DE LIEGE.
If you like local specialties you cannot leave the city without having tasted a sweet 'Gaufre de Liège' (Waffle of Liège). You will find this delicacy at every bakery and even at stands in the street.
Go see Standard lose at home!
Standard de Liège would be the third biggest team in Belgium, closely followed by Racing Genk, but Club Brugge and Anderlecht are bigger. And most of the time even better :-) I went to see the away game in Liège and we beat them by 1-4! It was a great game, the referee waited for us (seriously!), we played very well, we won the prono, it was a brilliant day! Make sure you carry enough liquids, you might get thirsty of all the screaming and the cheering!
Chez Calimero, here you can...
Chez Calimero, here you can taste some of the best Pitas in town,and quite good price, don't stay in, just too small, it's more like a take away! Tastes best around 3 am when you need some fuel to keep up with the party!
See the Palais de Justice (Palace of Justice)
The most impressive building surrounding the Place Saint Lambert is the Palais de Justice (Palace of Justice). The Palace was constructed in the 16th century with a mixing of styles like the Italian Reinassance outside, the Gothic inside and, in the inner square, one can see the transition from late-Gothic to early Reinassance. It used to be the Palace of the Prince – Bishops of Liège.