North Rhine-Westphalia
Aachen
Interesting
Aachen The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Aachen
Treasury of Aachen Cathedral
Treasury of Aachen Cathedral
This rich treasury is home to a unique
Cathedral
Cathedral
The heart of the cathedral is formed by
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Kornelimunster abbey church
Kornelimunster abbey church
In the town centre stands the old abbey
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Town Hall
Town Hall
The town hall was built in the 14C on
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