The historic city of Brussels is especially beautiful. It has been designated a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The Grande Place forms the centre of the city. A traditional market takes place there, while gorgeous mediaeval guild halls of merchants and trade guilds cluster around it. The Bremen town hall is one of Europe’s most beautiful Gothic buildings. Its tower is decorated by the St. Michael, the town’s patron.
Probably the most famous sight of Brussels is Männecken Pis, a small bronze statue of a peeing boy, which was built in the 17th century. The hotels on the city centre are located in close proximity to the sights. Many of these hotels have a long tradition lending a special charm to them.
The Atomium, the town’s landmark, was built for the 1958 World’s Fair. Adjacent to the former fairgrounds you will find quite a few huge hotels that will provide for a comfortable stay.
Due to Brussels’ significance as international and European metropolis, all the huge hotel chains and luxury hotels have settled in this city. These hotels are equally suitable for tourists and business travellers. Congresses and conferences can be held in perfectly equipped rooms inside the hotels. Brussels has three large train stations and a very well constructed motorway network.
Three metro, two prémetro, 18 tram and 50 bus lines guarantee the public transportation to run smoothly. Most of Brussels’ visitors reach the city via one of the two airports (Zaventem und Charleroi).
Total population (Brussels-Capital Region): 145,717 (1st January 2007) Total population (region of Brussels, consisting of another 18 municipals): 1,031,215