Medieval wall

During the Middle Ages, the dukedom of Brabant had its sights set on Tongeren. Frequent attacks and the ruinous state of the 4th century Roman wall, meant that there was urgent need of a new city wall. Building works commenced in 1241 and continued for the next 50 years.
The new medieval city wall with 6 gates and 13 towers enclosed a city of 54 hectares, the equivalent of around 100 football fields. The best preserved pieces are near Elfde Novemberwal and Leopoldwal.