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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 Charle..
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..
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..
Peterstrasse 66 D - 52062 AACHEN
The Novotel Aachen is centrally located in the heart of the imperial city, just a few minutes' walk from the historic old town, cathedral and Eurogress conference center. The 154 rooms are air-conditioned, sound-proofed and very spacious, with free W..
Peterstraße 71 D - 52062 Aachen
The Best Western Hotel Regence is a modern hotel with an ideal location, right in the centre of the imperial city of Aachen. The furnishings and colour schemes of the cosy, fully air-conditioned rooms have been selected and arranged in accordance wi..
Schumacherstr 12 D - 52062 AACHEN
The ibis budget Aachen City is a stone's throw from the old town and has 85 air-conditioned rooms featuring the award-winning Cocoon & Design style. Choose between Standard Rooms (French bed and bunk bed) and Twin Rooms (two single beds). All rooms h..
Pontstr. 117 D - 52062 Aachen
Good, fresh produce and satisfied customers are probably the two things closest to the heart of chef Michael Wolf at Reuters House. He prepares seasonal, international but regionally influenced fare with the accent on herbs and spices. It is interest..
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..
Jakobstr. 94 D - 52064 Aachen
The service in this friendly, modern restaurant is professional and attentive, while the food is seasonal, international, and made using the finest ingredients. Take a peek through the window into the kitchen to watch the professionals at work. Conve..
Benediktusplatz 12 D - 52076 Kornelimünster
With its small selection of simple but flavoursome regional dishes at very reasonable prices, the lunchtime menu on offer at chez Kreus is a real winner.
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.
Benediktusplatz 12 D - 52076 Kornelimünster
The Kreus family's two-fronted approach has proved a great success with guests. At lunchtimes St. Benedikt serves a range of bistro-style dishes that are supplanted in the evenings by three creative, contemporary set menus. In the kitchen chef Maximi..
Peterstr. 81 D - 52062 Aachen
The Dutch-born chef prepares the food himself at One & Only, offering a classically based cuisine with international influences. His specialities include grilled rib-eye steak and Iberian pork. Warm wood, red brick walls and decorative wine racks cre..
Schönauer Allee 20 D - 52072 Richterich
Axel Hobbach cooks for the diners at this traditional country-style inn, which serves regional fare such as tenderloin strips in Monschauer mustard sauce. The warm, welcoming atmosphere is matched by the relaxed and friendly service.