Bruges is the capital and the largest city of West Flanders, yet the atmospheric town has a small-scale feel. Much of the atmosphere is radiated by the 430-hectare historic center, which is listed as a medieval city on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Cute houses, historic streets and lovely squares are waiting to be discovered. Horses pull covered wagons with tourists, their hooves clattering on the cobblestones and mighty towers on old churches tower majestically in the air.
The first and only sight on the route is Male Castle. This castle was built in the twelfth century and served as a stronghold for the Counts of Flanders. In 1954, St. Trudo Abbey settled here, which also refurbished and renovated the castle. The castle was sold in 2011 to Hein Deprez, the founder of the Univeg company.
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