Arlon (German and Luxembourgish: Arel, Dutch: Aarlen) is the capital of the southernmost Belgian province of Luxembourg. The town counts approximately 30,000 inhabitants and is often seen as the Belgian gate to the country of Luxembourg. Together with Tongeren and Tournai it is one of the oldest cities in Belgium.

St. Donat’s church
The archeological museum in Arlon is one of the finest in the country.

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Arlon was founded due to its location at the crossing of the Roman roads connecting Reims, Trier and Cologne. During Roman times Arlon was called Orolaunum Vicus.

Arlon is by train fairly easy accessible from the larger Belgian cities of Brussels, Liège and Namur. From the central station of Brussels, the journey takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. From Namur Arlon is 1 hour and 40 minutes away. In the other direction it is only 20 minutes away from the city of Luxembourg in the namesake country. The 49.6806895.8078131 Train Station is located about 300 meters south of the historical centre.

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