Strolling around the scenic streets of Aachen is like discovering a page of the medieval history of Germany.The city is welcoming and the gathering of points of interest around its old town makes it very intimate. Here you find everything you need to know for exploring Aachen in one day.
Aachen is like a page of history with several points of attraction which are well preserved for the story of the city to be well told. You should not miss the following places:
The Cathedral Treasury
Make sure that you buy your ticket from the Dom Information (opposite the Treasury building) where you can find also maps with the city. The Cathedral Treasury is displaying important relics, religious artifacts and treasures. Also, here you can see the bust of Charlemagne where parts of his scalp and brain are currently exhibited and several bones are shown in golden reliquaries decorated with precious stones.
Focused on the life of Charlemagne, this modern center makes a tour through the history of Aachen. The Centre Charlemagne has interactive and diverse ways of media and there are several languages used across the displays. A moment of relaxation at the café and a German pie is a delicious way of ending the tour.
This square located the old town has several points of attractions among which the impressive Town Halland the International Newspaper Museum which hosts many first editions from newspapers edited around the world.
The Couven Museum
The museum was created in this family house which used to be a pharmacy in the 1600s. The Couven Museum shows elements of the former apothecary and displays around its rooms the life of the middle class and home decoration of the 18th and 19th century. I got there very short before the closing hour, so I did not have time to fully enjoy the visit of this house, but will definitely like to go back.
Go for a shopping spree
After a stroll on the city’s scenic cobblestone streets, shopping can cover up for a full day in Aachen. Around the Cathedral there are several small boutiques with cloths and useful objects, whereas between the Marketplace and the train station there are the bigger stores and retailers, as well as shopping malls.
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Enchanting Christmas in Aachen
et captured by the magic of the Aachen Christmas Market which takes place between the cathedral and the town hall and enjoy the famous mulled wine at this extraordinary place. Take a stroll through the winded alleyways of the Old Town and discover Aachen in a pre-christmassy atmosphere. Taste one of the most famous specialities Aachen may offer: the typical Aachen gingerbread “Printe”.
Included in the package:
2 overnight stays incl. breakfast
English speaking Guided tour through the historical city centre
One glass of mulled wine per person at the Aachen Christmas Market
15% reduction on the entrance fee of the Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen
Duration in days
EUR 250 per person
* Arrival from Monday to Sunday.
*The prices are quoted per person, if accommodated in a single room or a double room.