Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #12 in Aachen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 5 km
Ascend 149 m
Descend 116 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: 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)

1428 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 2: Sankt Germanus

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The Catholic parish church of St. Germanus is a listed church building in Haaren, a district of the city of Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia. Since 2009, it has belonged to the parish of Christ our brother of the Catholic parish of Aachen-Nord and is dedicated to Germanus of Auxerre.

Wikipedia: St. Germanus (Haaren) (DE), Website

514 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

1488 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 4: Haarberg

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With a height of 239.3 meters, the Haarberg is the highest elevation in the Aachen district of Haaren and belongs to the local recreation area of Haaren and Verlautenheide. At the highest point, a large cross is erected that can be seen from afar, the Haaren Cross. In 1969, a chapel was built not far from the cross according to the plans of the Haaren architect Paul Stollmann, the Catholic Chapel of Peace. As part of the "Haarberg Ecology Project", the landscape around the Haarberg was carefully redesigned from 2004 to 2009. Path connections were expanded and orchards and additional biotope areas were created.

Wikipedia: Haarberg (Aachen) (DE)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Friedenskapelle

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The Peace Chapel is a church building of the Roman Catholic Church in Haaren, today a district of Aachen. It is located on the Haarberg and belongs to the Catholic parish of Aachen Nord, Christus unser Bruder. It has been a listed building since 2009.

Wikipedia: Friedenskapelle (Aachen) (DE)

1376 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 6: 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)


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