took the city as a frontier post against emperor Henry III. Ename grew very fast. In 1047, Baldwin V consolidated his fathers victory by having his wife found the Benedictine abbey of Saint Salvator there. The Flamboyant Gothic -style Town Hall and its Belfry were designated by unesco as a World Heritage Site in 1999. It commemorates the service and sacrifice of the 40,000 American troops who, in October and November 1918, fought in the vicinity as units attached to the Group of Armies commanded by the King of Belgium. The main football club in Oudenaarde.S.V. The World War I Audenarde American Monument is located in the town of Oudenaarde (Audenarde Belgium. The monument of golden-yellow limestone, bearing the shield of the United States flanked by two stone eagles, stands at the end of a small park maintained by abmc. American casualties from fighting in this region are interred at the Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, located 10 miles to the west. 1985) Jan Bakelants, cyclist (b. 1983) Stijn Vandenbergh, cyclist (b. Since 2008 the village of Mater in Oudenaarde has been the home of Belgium's smallest craft brewery: the Smisje Brewery (previously located in Bruges ). Contents History edit The glory of Ename edit The history of the current municipality of Oudenaarde starts in 974, when Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor and king of Germany, built one of its three fortifications on the Scheldt at Ename to protect his kingdom against. Oudenaarde Town Hall Church of Our Lady of Pamele Saint Walburga's church, Oudenaarde Oudenaarde railway station The marketplace, Oudenaarde Recurring events include a beer fest in June, an open-air musical festival in the summer, and an agricultural fair in February.