Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #10 in Aachen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 11.3 km
Ascend 255 m
Descend 242 m

Experience Aachen in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in AachenIndividual Sights in Aachen

Sight 1: Landgraben

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The Aachener Landgraben is the name for the fortification along the almost 70 km long border of the former Aachen Empire. Individual sections can already be documented for the 14th and 15th centuries, but it was not until the beginning of the 17th century that the construction of the Landwehr was completed throughout and on 11 April 1611 by Albrecht VII of Habsburg, the acting regent of the Spanish Netherlands in Brussels, contractually legitimised with the aldermen and the city council in Aachen.

Wikipedia: Aachener Landgraben (DE)

1522 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 2: Welsche Mühle

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Welsche Mühle Käthe u. Bernd Limburg, / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Welsche Mühle is a mill in Aachen, Germany. It is located in the district of Haaren and is fed by the water of the Haarbach. It is the only operational mill in the Aachen region.

Wikipedia: Welsche Mühle (DE)

1686 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 3: DAS DA Theater

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The Das-Da-Theater is the largest professional private theater in the Aachen city region. It was founded in 1987 and is based in Liebigstraße on the site of the disused Old Slaughterhouse in Aachner's Nordviertel. In addition to the actual DAS DA Theater on Liebigstraße, external venues are used: the Gut Hebscheid in Aachen-Lichtenbusch and the open-air stage of Burg Wilhelmstein. In addition to adult theatre, DAS DA-Theater also plays children's theatre.

Wikipedia: Das-Da-Theater (DE)

1510 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 4: 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.

Wikipedia: Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (EN), Website

414 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: STAWAG Stadtwerke Aachen AG

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STAWAG Stadtwerke Aachen AG

Stadtwerke Aachen AG (STAWAG) is the municipal utility of the city of Aachen and offers services in the areas of gas, district heating, water and electricity. This includes supplying the population of Aachen with gas, water, electricity and heat as well as advising and providing customer service for the use of energy in households and industry. The group is a subsidiary of Energieversorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft Aachen mbH (E.V.A.), which also has other subsidiaries (ASEAG, FACTUR Billing Solution).

Wikipedia: Stadtwerke Aachen (DE), Website

500 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Kongreßdenkmal

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The Congress Monument is an architectural monument commemorating the Monarchs' Congress in Aachen in 1818, which was erected in the years 1836 to 1844 according to designs by the state building inspector Johann Peter Cremer from 1822 and Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Cremer from 1837 at a historic site on Adalbertsteinweg, dismantled in 1914 and moved to the Aachen City Garden in 1928.

Wikipedia: Kongreßdenkmal (DE)

309 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Friedhof Güldenplan

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The Aachen City Garden with the central and 193 m high Wingertsberg is an urban park in Aachen with a landscape architecture. It consists of the hospital garden, which was laid out in 1852 and converted into a spa park in 1916, as well as the Farwickpark to the north, which was acquired in 1925, and the former Protestant cemetery Güldenplan, which was incorporated after 1945. The Stadtgarten has a total area of about 2.3 hectares and is located in the area between Monheimsallee, Jülicher Straße, Robensstraße, Passstraße and Rolandstraße.

Wikipedia: Stadtgarten Aachen (DE)

356 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Neues Kurhaus

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The New Kurhaus in Aachen, built between 1914 and 1916, is a neoclassical building in Aachen, Germany. The Kurhaus is located on the edge of Aachen's Stadtgarten on Monheimsallee and has the location designation Monheimsallee 44. The building is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Neues Kurhaus Aachen (DE)

400 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Sandkaulpark

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The Sandkaulpark is the second largest park within the Aachen Alleenring after the Elisengarten. It was one of the few inner-city areas to be laid out in Aachen after the war by the so-called alignment line straightening. The residential buildings at the time, which were largely bomb-damaged, were demolished. The park is located within the monument area of protection zone B.

Wikipedia: Sandkaulpark (DE)

204 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Hotmannspief

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The Hotmannspief, also Hotmannspiif, is a fountain monument at the historic fountain site in Aachen, which was erected in 1825 according to designs by city architect Adam Franz Friedrich Leydel in the form of an obelisk and provided with figures in 1830.

Wikipedia: Hotmannspief (DE)

234 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: St. Peter

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St. Peter's Church is a city church in Aachen, Germany, dedicated to St. Peter. It is located in the city center in the immediate vicinity of the bus station. The church is one of the oldest monuments in Aachen.

Wikipedia: St. Peter (Aachen) (DE), Website

844 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 12: Theresienkirche

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

Wikipedia: Theresienkirche (Aachen) (DE), Website

219 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Archäologisches Fenster Barbarossamauer

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The Archaeological Windows in Aachen are showcases or viewing windows in the public space of Aachen's old town or in buildings that are at least temporarily open to the public or visible, in which historically important archaeological finds from Aachen's city history can be viewed at the place where they were found.

Wikipedia: Archäologische Fenster in Aachen (DE)

317 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: Heilig-Kreuz

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Heilig Kreuz is a church in Aachen, Germany. It was consecrated in 1902 and is located in the Pontviertel, a northern area of the city on Pontstraße near the former city gate Ponttor. This means that it is in the immediate vicinity of the buildings of the RWTH Aachen University.

Wikipedia: Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche (Aachen) (DE), Website

246 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Ehrenmal

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The Marienturm was a defensive tower of the outer city wall of the city of Aachen, which was built between 1300 and 1350. It is one of the few surviving towers of the former city fortifications and is one of the architectural monuments of the city of Aachen.

Wikipedia: Marienturm (Aachen) (DE)

531 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 16: K.D. St.V. Franconia Aachen

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K.D. St.V. Franconia Aachen unbekannt / PD-alt-100

The Catholic German Student Fraternity Franconia zu Aachen im CV is a Catholic, German, color-bearing student fraternity at RWTH Aachen University, which provided the cathedral guard of Aachen Cathedral. She belongs to the Cartellverband (CV).

Wikipedia: K.D.St.V. Franconia Aachen (DE), Website

785 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 17: Ehemalige Klosterkirche der Karmelitinnen

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The convent of the Discalced Carmelite Sisters (OCD) in Aachen has existed since 1662 and has been dissolved several times and rebuilt in various places in the city.

Wikipedia: Karmelitinnenkloster Aachen (DE)

1212 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 18: Bilal-Moschee

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The Bilal Mosque in Aachen was built between 1964 and 1971 on the grounds of the Technical University of Aachen and named after Bilal al-Habashi. It is the fifth oldest mosque in Germany after the Wilmersdorf Mosque in Berlin, the Fazle Omar Mosque in Hamburg, the Nuur Mosque in Frankfurt am Main and the Imam Ali Mosque in Hamburg, as well as the fourth mosque built in Germany after the Second World War. The Bilal Mosque is considered a pioneer in terms of interreligious dialogue.

Wikipedia: Bilal-Moschee (Aachen) (DE), Website


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