A town that could be placed in a museum
Close to La Gileppe dam and the Hertogenwald, Limbourg offers itself up to the curiosity of visitors through its layout as a former stronghold. This town in the countryside has retained all the charm of a bygone age and a striking architectural heritage.
Upon arriving at Place Saint-Georges, now listed as a major Walloon heritage site, you will fall under the spell of the the 18th-century atmosphere, the picturesque alleyways and its square covered with stones from the Vesdre.
Furthermore, the 15th-century Gothic Saint George’s Church (currently being restored), adds to the interest of the walk that stretches along the ramparts and offers stunning views of the Vesdre valley, the Herve plateau and the villages of Bilstain, Dolhain, Goé and Hévremont. Saint Lambert’s Church in Goé also stands out for its 12th-century Romanesque baptismal font and its coloured stain-glass windows.
The former town hall, known as «Arvô», is open to tourists and presents a historic hall on the ground floor and a model of Limbourg in 1632, as well as superbes exhibitions of plastic arts (from May to September) on the first floor.
The town of Limbourg is also known for its well-restored houses, which are abundantly decorated with flowers, and its marked and laid-out walks, thanks to which visitors can discover the neighbouring hamlets.
A unique town worth visiting straight away!