Elsewhere in the centre you’ll find several museums including one dedicated to life in Wallonia. Finally, summon up the energy to visit the citadel on top of the Mountain of Bueren in the city.
East on the A3 is Aachen. The city is best known as the location of the cathedral dedicated to the memory of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne whose funeral was held in the cathedral. Added to and altered over the centuries, the cathedral is considered the best of its kind in Europe. Elsewhere the town hall, the rathaus, is an imposing medieval building and despite the inconveniences of age, the council and the mayor still work from there.
From Liege northwest on the E40 is Leuven. Leuven is one of those places that tourism has overlooked, much to its loss. The city has one of the most beautiful main squares in Belgium dominated by the intricate design of the gothic city hall. Of equal note is the church of St Peter on the same square. Leuven also has a dramatic university library, beautifully illuminated at night and with a bizarre monument of a giant beetle mounted on a needle in front of it. Outside of the centre in the suburb of Heverlee is the exquisite Castle of Arenberg.