Houffalize is a municipality of Belgium.
It lies in
the country's Walloon
Region and Luxembourg Province.
On 1 January 2007 the municipality, which covers 166.58 km²,
had 4,802 inhabitants, giving a population density
of 28.8 inhabitants
Houffalize was a strategic location during the Battle of the Bulge
of World War II
. Specifically, Generals Montgomery
met up here, Montgomery
coming from the north and Patton from the south, in their
counter-attack against the German forces remaining in the
village of Achouffe, known for
the Brasserie d'Achouffe
brewery, is located in the municipality.
Twin towns - Sister cities
Houffalize is a founding member of the Douzelage
, a town
association of 23 towns across the European Union
. This active town twinning
began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce
market from each of the other countries and festivals.