Aachen Travel guide
Aachen : Michelin's recommendations
Aachen, in the northern foothills of the Ardennes, is the city of coronations. Between 936 and 1531, thirty German princes were crowned King of Germany in the cathedral. It then lost this privilege to Frankfurt. Charlemagne chose Aachen as the permanent home of the Frankish court. In 800, he was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. His court became a font of learning and its religious schools helped the spread of culture and Christianisation.
Tourist attractions Aachen : Things to see and do
Klostergasse D - 52062 Aachen
This rich treasury is home to a unique collection of precious objects linked to the history of the cathedral, with over a hundred outstanding works of art. These include the gold and silver Bust Reliquary of Charlemagne (after 1349), a gift of Char..
Markt D - 52062 Aachen
The town hall was built in the 14C on the site of Charlemagne's palace, of which only the Granus tower remains. The façade of the tower, overlooking the market place, is decorated with statues of Emperors and kings crowned in Aachen. Inside the tower..
Münsterplatz D - 52062 Aachen
The heart of the cathedral is formed by an octagonal domed chapel that Charlemagne started building around 800. It was the first Byzantine-influenced construction seen north of the Alps. The Gothic chancel, started in 1355, was consecrated in 1414 fo..
Büchel 32/ Buchkremerstr. D - 52062 Aachen
Prix Prices from : 85 €
Just 200 metres from the Aachen Cathedral, this hotel offers spacious rooms, daily breakfast buffets and underground parking. The bar and reception are open 24 hours a day. The 4-star Aquis Grana City Hotel has contemporary-style rooms and suites wi..
Seilgraben 2 D - 52062 Aachen
The Hotel Reichshof offers a free breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi in the lobby. Aachen's cathedral and Eurogress centre are each a 7-minute walk away, and buses are just outside. The cosy rooms of the 2-star Reichshof feature satellite TV and bathro..
Rommelsgasse 2-3 D - 52062 Aachen
Just a 2-minute walk from the Aachen Cathedral, this hotel is ideally located to discover Aachen’s Old Town. In December, the famous Christmas Market is just outside the Hotel am Hühnerdieb. The accommodation’s classic design corresponds to the hist..
Hartmannstr. 12 D - 52062 Aachen
Formerly a bakery, this restaurant is slightly hidden away close to the pedestrian zone. There is a bistro atmosphere downstairs and a classic ambience upstairs. Daily specials.
Monheimsallee 52 D - 52062 Aachen
Hanbrucher Str. 1 D - 52064 Aachen
A good restaurant should provide great tasting food made using the very best ingredients. And that is exactly what Christof Lang does with his combination of classic cuisine and contemporary influences. There is a fine French wine list to accompany y..
Promenadenstr. 36 D - 52062 Aachen
Fancy a simple, relaxed meal or perhaps just a glass of good wine? At this low-key bistro, chef Justus Kleineidam offers three starters, three main courses and a dessert on his daily changing menu chalked up on a large blackboard. Vegetarian option a..
Sonnenscheinstr. 80 D - 52078 Aachen
The restaurant is situated on the fifth floor of a car showroom and in this unusual location offers modern international cuisine with some French dishes.
Peterstr. 71 D - 52062 Aachen
Think of Japanese food and you automatically imagine sushi. But here the Japanese head chef offers much, much more in a relaxed restaurant with a distinct Far Eastern feel.