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The city of Charlemagne offers a cathedral, shops and a collection of gingerbreads.

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The imprint of Charlemagne

Aachen is a pleasant city all year long, but celebrates Christmas like nowhere else with its famous markets, starting in November. 

If you were to remember only one thing about this place: it is the city of Charlemagne. The city, where it took 20 years to build a cathedral, his cathedral. It was therefore also where he was buried.  

This religious monument also contains many treasures: an exhibition of over 600 m² gathering approximately one hundred works of art and famous relics, exhibited once every 7 years. 

With its galleries and shopping centres, Aachen is also a great place for shopping. In addition, it will appeal to lovers of sweets: gingerbread, the local speciality, comes in a thousand and one forms and not only around Christmas!
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    • pictogramme annuaire In order to feature in the 1st telephone directory, the town renounced its original name "Bad Aachen"
    • pictogramme cathédrale The cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle has held UNESCO world heritage status since 1978
    • pictogramme therme There are over 30 thermal springs there

What to do there

Practical info​


Address :

Bahnhofplatz 2a

Lost and found :

On +49 900 1 99 05 99 or via the form.


  • Car park
  • Bike park 
  • Luggage lockers
  • Free wifi


Welcome desk and booking assistance :

On +49 180 6 512 512 (between 06:00-22:00) at least 24h before departure or via the form.