Renowned for its carnival, Malmedy is a vibrant, festive fairy-tale town. Add walks that are accessible throughout the seasons and succulent culinary treats (giant omelette, Russian salad or ‘kisses’) and you have an unmissable destination in the Belgian Ardennes!
Culture and folklore: these two words describe Malmedy to a T. If you’re passing through the regions during the carnival period, don’t miss its famous ‘Cwarmê’ which takes place on the three days before Shrove Tuesday. This huge popular festival combines traditional music, costumes, a procession and local culinary specialities such as Russian salad or peket (fruit brandy). You’ll feast your eyes! Furthermore, one thing’s for sure – in Malmedy, they never miss an opportunity to celebrate: Saint Peter’s fair, the giant omelette on 15th August, the Vibrations festival and many other events liven up the town throughout the year.
Hikes and History
Malmedy is not just for those who love folklore – it will melt your heart for a thousand other reasons. Do you like hikes? Many signposted routes take you on walks through nature, whether you’re experienced walkers or beginners. In winter, sports lovers can put on their skis to hurtle down the region’s slopes in a fairylike atmosphere. Are you more history buffs? At the Malmundarium, an old monastery that has been completely renovated, discover temporary exhibitions and various permanent workshops like the cathedral’s treasure. Not to mention Baugnez 44 museum which tells you all about the history of the Second World War. In a nutshell, the whole family will find what they’re looking for in this vibrant town!
Copyright pictures : C. Crasson, G.Massin et Syndicat d'Initiative de Malmedy
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