31 Sights in Aachen, Germany (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Aachen, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 31 sights are available in Aachen, Germany.

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1. Judenhaus

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The 1933-1945 Path Against Forgetting was a project commemorating the atrocities committed by the Nazis in Aachen. This project was initiated by individual citizens, political parties and other groups in 1994, and was approved by the CDU, SPD and Green Party in October 1996 in the city council. The concept was commissioned to the Aachen Centre for Adult Education in 1997 and its implementation has been funded by the city of Aachen since 2004. Since 2008, the project has been considered a capacity center for political remembrance work in the region, involving remembrance and confrontation during the period of National Socialism in Aachen and current right-wing extremism. Therefore, the project was accepted as a co-opted member of the Working Group on National Socialist Memorial and Memorial Sites in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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2. Marienkapelle

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The Marienkapelle is a chapel in Aachen-Burscheid consecrated to the Blessed Mother. It stands on the corner of Gregorstraße/Berdoletstraße and was built in 1643/44 at the instigation of the incumbent abbess of the Reichsbtei Burtscheid, Henrietta Raitz von Frenz, and monk Peter Kerchof in honor of the "Madonna von Scherpenheuvel". The chapel, as the most important component, contains the newly made image of Mary, whose representation corresponds to the original in the baroque and our dear wife in the Belgian pilgrimage site in Scherpenheuvel-Zichem. The formerly used French name Montaigu for Scherpenheuvel is derived from Latin Mons Acutus = Spitzer Berg or sharp hill. This was popularly led to the name Klein Scherpenhövel or just chapel for the Burtscheider Marienkapelle.

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3. Gemeindezentrum Maria im Tann

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Maria im Tann is the centre for child, youth and family welfare and youth vocational assistance of the city of Aachen on the outskirts of the District of Preuswald. It has its origins in the lung sanatorium for adults that has existed since 1909 and its expansion by a children's home in 1916 and has been managed since 1995 by the "Catholic Educational Association for the Rhine Province" and the "Betriebsführungsgesellschaft mbH" affiliated to it. The center described above is a member of the "Association of Catholic Institutions and Services of Educational Aids in the Diocese of Aachen" of the Aachen branch of the German Caritas Association and is currently home to around 220 children and young people. Around 110 employees are employed.

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4. Seepferdchenbrunnen

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The seahorse fountain is a fountain monument in Burtscheid according to a design by the Aachen architect Gerhard Thomalla, which was originally set up in 1956 in the rotunda of the Elisenbrunnen after it was reoriented in 1952/53. The bronze figures of the six seahorses standing around the fountain column created the Aachen sculptor Josef "Jupp" Zeller. The fountain shell created from a dark marble block comes from the Ewald Mies stonemason workshop, a brother Ludwig Mies van der Rawes. It has a diameter of 3.30 meters. After the fountain was removed from the Elisenbrunnen, it was set up at its current location on Burtscheider Kapellenstrasse in the 1970s.

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5. Müschpark

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Müschpark is an 11-hectare park created between 1803 and 1814 by Wilhelm Körfgen, secretary-general of the French government, at the northern foot of Lousberg in Aachen, called Ferme Orn é e. The park is named after Gut Müsch, which is located in the same area, which is directly bordered by today's Soers San Rafael Monastery and is located in Aachen Landscape Reserve. It was privately owned until 2005 before being taken over by the city of Aachen, which made it available to residents as a public facility. The entrance is located at the front main entrance at the corner of Purweider Weg and Strüver Weg and in the Buchenallee area of Lousberg.

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6. Sankt Gregorius

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The church of St. Gregorius in Aachen-Burscheid is a church of the "Catholic parish of St. Gregor von Burtscheid" built on January 1, 2010, which is also referred to as "Community of the Communities" (GDG) Aachen-Burscheid. The church was built in the 1960s according to plans by the Cologne architect Stefan Leuer as the parish church of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Gregorius of the same name and inaugurated on June 16, 1967 in honor of the Holy Pope Gregor of the Great. In 2018 it was listed and remodeled her crypt to the Grabeskirche, the third of its kind in Aachen.

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7. Lousberg

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At a height of 264 meters, the Lousberg is a striking elevation on the northern edge of the historical center of the city of Aachen, which was designed as a forest and mountain park at the beginning of the 19th century according to plans by Maximilian Friedrich Weyhe. The origin of the name is not completely clarified. He could come from Louren because the mountain offers an excellent panoramic view, or go back to Ludwig the pious (Louis), the son of Charles of the Great. Another explanatory approach refers to the expression Lous in the Aachen dialect for "smart".

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8. Domschatzkammer

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The Aachen Cathedral Treasury is a museum of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aachen under the control of the Cathedral chapter, which houses one of the most important collections of medieval church artworks in Europe. In 1978, the Aachen Cathedral Treasury, along with Aachen Cathedral, was the first monument on German soil to be entered in the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Treasury contains works from Late Antique, Carolingian, Ottonian, Staufen, and Gothic times. The exhibits are displayed in premises connected to the Cathedral cloisters.

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9. Hühnerdieb

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Chicken Thief is a fountain monument by the Berlin sculptor Hermann Joachim Pagels, which was unveiled at Christmas 1913 at the Aachen chicken market. It consists of the bronze figure of a chicken thief, which was mounted on a well bowl made of shell limestone. The figure shows the moment when the thief is amazed to discover that instead of stealing a rooster from the chicken, it crows and betrays it. However, the scene embodied in the figure is without historical precedent.

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10. Bilal-Moschee

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The Bilal Mosque in Aachen was built on the site of the Aachen Technical University in 1964 to 1971 and named after Bilal al-Habaschi. After the Wilmersdorfer Mosque in Berlin, the Fazle-Omar Mosque in Hamburg, the Nuur-Mosque in Frankfurt am Main and the Imam Ali Mosque in Hamburg The fourth mosque, which was built in Germany after the Second World War. The Bilal Mosque is considered a pioneer in relation to the interreligious dialogue.

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11. Grashaus

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The Grashaus building in Aachen's fish market is not only one of the oldest buildings in the city, but also the first historic city hall in Aachen. It was built in 1267, but probably on an older basis, probably in the Carolingian era. The thatched cottage, named after the grass, was a medieval village of fishermen, where executions and folk festivals were held, and it was said that funerals of the executed were also held.

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12. St. Pauluskerk

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The Saint Paul's Church is a Roman Catholic church building in Vaals, Netherlands. The neogothic cross shaped church was built in 1891-1893 by Johannes Kayser, replacing an earlier Saint Paul's Church nearby. The building is used as parish church for the local Saint Paul parish. Patron saint for the church is Saint Paul. It has been listed as a rijksmonument, making it a national heritage site of the Netherlands.

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13. Fischpüddelchen

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Fischpüddelchen is a Brunn monument Hugo Lederer, originally built in 1911, in front of the Baptistery of the Aachen Cathedral at the Fischmarkt in Aachen. The figure was melted down in World War II and created in 1954, based on the destroyed model of Heinrich-Clemens Dick. The fountain is a changed copy of the Fischerbuberl fountain of the sculptor Ignatius Taschner, which was built in Wiener Platz in Munich.

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14. Protestantse Kerk

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The Hervormde Kerk in Vaals in the Dutch province of Limburg is the oldest Protestant church in this province. It was added from 1669 to 1672 on behalf of the High German Reformed community of Aachen, Burtscheid and Vaals according to plans by the Dutch architect Pieter Post on the north side of the bell tower, which was connected on its east side with the Catholic St. Paulus-Kerk standing there at the time.

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15. Salvatorberg

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At 229 meters, the Salvatorberg is the middle of the three “house mountains” of Aachen. The highest of these witness mountains is the Lousberg, the lowest of the Wingertsberg. The Salvatorberg was given its name after the Salvator chapel built in the 9th century and the "Salvator monastery" of the same name, which was also founded there, which was both consecrated in his capacity as Salvator Mundi.

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16. St. Foillan

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St. Foillan is one of the parish churches in Aachen. It is located in the area of the pedestrian zone and is only separated from the cathedral by a narrow alley. It is the only church in German -speaking countries, which was subordinate to the Foillan patronal interest. This is considered an indication that the Aachen area was missed from the west.

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17. St. Paul

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St Paul's Church in Aachen is a former Dominican church that became a Roman Catholic parish church. It was desecrated in 2009 and has been home to the Diocesan Archives of the Diocese of Aachen since 2018. The exterior building, destroyed and rebuilt many times, retains the characteristics of Gothic beggar church. The interior has been modernized.

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18. St. Adalbert

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The Provost Church of St. Adalbert in Aachen was the collegiate church of a collegiate tab and was consecrated in 1005. After the Aachen Cathedral, it is the second oldest church in the city. St. Adalbert is located directly on today's Kaiserplatz and is consecrated to Adalbert von Prague 999.

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19. Theresienkirche

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The Theresienkirche is a Catholic town church in Aachen. It is located in the northeastern area of the city center and borders on the building areas of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische University of Aachen (RWTH). It is owned by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as a special property.

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20. Wehrhafter Schmied

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The defensive blacksmith is a brunal monument in Aachen designed in 1909 by the Aachen sculptor Carl Burger and created by the Düsseldorf Erzgießer Bernhard Förster. It shows the figure of a blacksmith who is said to have killed Count Wilhelm IV of Jülich after the smith of Aachen.

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21. Aachener Tierpark Euregiozoo

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Aachen Zoo Euregiozoo is an 8.9-hectare zoo located between the Forst and Beverau districts of "Drimborn Wäldchen" in Aachen, named after the former family of mayors Hermann von Drimborn and Johann von Drimborn. The entrance is located at Obere Drimbornstraße.

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22. Vinzenzbrunnen

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Vinzenzbrunnen Fountain, located in Munster Square, Aachen, is a fountain dedicated in 1847. It was built by Aachen sculptors Wilhelm Josef Wings and Gottfried Götting according to the design of Friedrich Joseph Ark, an urban architect of Aachen at that time.

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23. Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst

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The Ludwig Forum for International Art is a museum for modern art in Aachen. It is based on the Ludwig Collection, which was brought together by the Aachen collector couple Irene and Peter Ludwig, and is supported by the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation.

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24. Heilig-Kreuz

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Heilig Kreuz is a city church in Aachen, Germany. It was built in 1902 and is located in Pontviertel, a city north of Pontstraße, near the former Ponttor gates. Therefore, it is close to the building of Rhine-Westphalia Technical University (RWTH).

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25. Bahkauv-Brunnen

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Bahkauv-Brunnen HOWI - Horsch, Willy / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Bahkauv is a mythical monster said to reside in Aachen, Germany. The creature has been featured in the folklore of both Aachen and the Rhineland. Often depicted as a deformed calf with fangs, the Bahkauv was commonly associated with drunken men.

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26. Genezareth-Kirche

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The Genezareth Church in Aachen is a 2018 Evangelical Church in the west of Aachen. It is an ensemble of sacred construction and community rooms. The name refers to the lake of Genezareth, on the banks of which Jesus of Nazareth appeared publicly.

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27. Sankt Germanus

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Saint-Germain Catholic Diocese Church is a church building in Harun, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Since 2009, it has belonged to the Aachen-North Catholic Church's Christ Our Brothers Diocese and is dedicated to the Germanic of Oszer.

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28. Großes Haus von Aachen

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The Aachen House is probably the oldest existing residence in Aachen. Its importance as an architectural monument is that it survived the Aachen Fire in 1656, largely undamaged. The building is now home to the International Newspaper Museum.

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29. Roskapellchen

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Roskapellchen is a listed church building near the parish of St. Jacob in Aachen, used to worship the Virgin Mary. It was built in 1758/1759 to replace the previously separate idol, which included an early 16th-century Madonna.

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30. Elisengarten

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The Elisengarten is a small park in downtown Aachen on the rear side of the Elisenbrunnen. The Elisengarten was created from 1852 to 1854 according to plans by the Prussian gardening master Peter Joseph Lenné.

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31. Denkmal Kaiser Friedrich III.

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The Kaiser-Friedrich monument in Aachen is on Kaiserplatz. The monument built in 1911 in the form of a equestrian statue is the German Emperor Friedrich III. dedicated, which is also known as a 99-day emperor.

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