Our stay in Bruges is coming to an end, but we are still staying in Belgium. Next stop is the city of Gent, about 40 km away.
Originally, Ghent was a Celtic settlement. In the Middle Ages, it became one of the largest and most important cities in Europe through the cloth and grain trade.
The town changed to one of the first industrialized towns on the continent at the end of the 18th century. Emperor Charles V, the grandson of Emperor Maximilian I, was born here. Charles V was the most powerful emperor of the Middle Ages in Europe. His overseas colonies reached to Central and South America, as well as Indonesia.
Ghent had several epithets, such as the proud city, flower city, or Manhattan of the Middle Ages.
The drive from Bruges to Ghent
From the Bryghia Hotel, we first drive in the opposite direction, north through Sint Jorisstraat and Viamingdam.
Afterward, we go in an arc along the Gulden-Vlieslaan around the old town center. We pass another city gate, the Ezelpoort.
Past the Concertgebouw, we reach the express road, a feeder road to the motorway. The trip to Gent takes about half an hour.
We leave the highway at the junction Zwijnaarde in northern direction. Via the Hubert-Frere-Orbanlaan we arrive directly in the center of Ghent.
Our accommodation for the next days, the Chambreplus Kriski, is diagonally opposite the Stadthuis in the pedestrian zone.
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