Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #13 in Aachen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 6.7 km
Ascend 145 m
Descend 286 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)

1967 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 2: Von-Halfern-Park

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The Von-Halfern-Park is a park and arboretum in the southwest of Aachen on the Lütticher Straße, in the direction of Kelmis/Belgium, located directly and seamlessly on the northern edge of the Aachen city forest. It was laid out in the style of an English landscape garden and contains trees and plants up to 200 years old, including from North America, Europe and Asia.

Wikipedia: Von-Halfern-Park (DE)

1666 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 3: Tritonenbrunnen

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The Triton Fountain is a fountain monument originally erected in 1906–1910 in front of Aachen Central Station by the sculptor Carl Burger in Aachen, which was relocated to its current location in Kaiser-Friedrich-Allee in 1923. The fountain is also popularly called Aquarius. In fact, it shows Triton, a sea god of Greek mythology.

Wikipedia: Tritonenbrunnen (Aachen) (DE)

706 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 4: Kaiser-Friedrich-Park

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Kaiser-Friedrich-Park is a park in the south of Aachen, Germany, named after the German Emperor Frederick III, who died in 1888.

Wikipedia: Kaiser-Friedrich-Park (DE)

1022 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 5: Gut Bodenhof

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Gut Bodenhof

The Bodenhof estate, also known as Bodenhof for short, was a manor house with a representative manor house south of the then city of Aachen on the road to Eupen. Until the 17th century, the estate was also known as Laboenhof. All that remains of the estate today is the former main portal, a few wall bases and an arched bridge. These remains are listed as historical monuments.

Wikipedia: Gut Bodenhof (DE)

992 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 6: Marienkapelle

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The Marienkapelle is a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God Mary in Aachen-Burtscheid. It stands on the corner of Gregorstraße and Berdoletstraße and was built in 1643/44 at the instigation of the acting abbess of the imperial abbey of Burtscheid, Henrietta Raitz von Frenz, and the monk Peter Kerchof in honour of the "Madonna of Scherpenheuvel". The most important part of the chapel is the newly made miraculous image of Mary, the depiction of which corresponds to the original in the baroque pilgrimage church dedicated to Our Lady in the Belgian pilgrimage town of Scherpenheuvel-Zichem. The formerly used French term Montaigu for Scherpenheuvel is derived from Latin mons acutus = pointed mountain or sharp hill. In the vernacular, this led to the name Klein Scherpenhövel or simply chapel for the Burtscheid Marienkapelle.

Wikipedia: Marienkapelle Burtscheid (DE)

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Wasserspiele

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Wasserspiele is the name of a fountain inaugurated on 30 September 1969 by the sculptor Philipp Anton from Aachen in the Aachen district of Burtscheid.

Wikipedia: Wasserspiele (Burtscheid) (DE)

318 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Heißbergfriedhof

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The Heißberg Cemetery is a cemetery inaugurated in 1862 in the then independent town of Burtscheid, which was incorporated into a district of Aachen in 1897. It is located on the corner of Heißbergstraße and Kapellenstraße No. 2, diagonally opposite Burtscheid's Ferberpark. The complex is listed in its entirety.

Wikipedia: Heißbergfriedhof Burtscheid/Aachen (DE)


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