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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.

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Tourist attractions Aachen : Things to see and do

  • Treasury of Aachen Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    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..

  • Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Town Hall

    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..

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Hotels Aachen

  • ibis budget aachen city One star

    Schumacherstr 12 D - 52062 AACHEN

    Prix Prices from : 40 €

    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..

  • mercure hotel aachen am dom Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Peterstrasse 1 D - 52062 AACHEN

    Prix Prices from : 85 €

    Our hotel is located in the heart of the old Carolingian city of Aachen, home to world-famous sights such as the Imperial Cathedral and Carolus Thermen baths. Our 4-star Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom has 117 rooms with free WIFI. Arrival: The hotel is ..

  • Aquis Grana City Hotel

    Büchel 32/ Buchkremerstr. D - 52062 Aachen

    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..

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Restaurants Aachen

  • Schänke Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Petit Charlemagne Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Tom's Restaurant Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Reuters House Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • La Bécasse Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Sankt Benedikt Comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Bistro Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • One & Only Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

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