We were really excited before we went to our trip, so we had done a lot of preparation.
Major sights in brussels
We wrote about the most famous places in Brussels. Let’s read about them now!
Belgium – A divided nation?
Of all the tribes in Gaul, they were described as the bravest of them all, and this belief was supported by the fact that they were the hardest to conquer. Caesar faced a strong resistance and it took him four years until he finally conquered the Belgae tribes in 53 BC. Moreover, during Roman times, Belgians could not accept the fact that their lands were part of the Empire and revolted.
What Belgium is famous for
Hidden corners in Brussels
The City of Antwerp is located in Belgium. It is well-known for its big harbour, which will be explained further down in this text. It also is the most important place for processing and trading diamonds. It was one of the biggest cities of the world in the 15th and 16th century. Furthermore, Antwerp was the most important trading city in Europe. The Belgian capital Brussels is only 40 kilometres south and the harbour stretches 75 kilometres up north.
WORKSHOP ABOUT THE EUROPEAN UNION
On Monday, March 2 2020, our class took part in a workshop about the European Union organised by Dr. Hubert Hämmerle. We really want to thank him and the Organisation for European Affairs of the State of Vorarlberg for two very interesting and informative hours.