Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Aachen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 6.9 km
Ascend 149 m
Descend 98 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: Adalbertsturm

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The Adalbertsturm was a defensive tower of the outer city wall of the city of Aachen, which was built between 1300 and 1350.

Wikipedia: Adalbertsturm (DE)

149 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum

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The Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum is an art museum in Aachen, Germany. Founded in 1877, its collection includes works by Aelbrecht Bouts, Joos van Cleve, Anthony van Dyck, Otto Dix and Max Beckmann.

Wikipedia: Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum (EN), Website

725 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: St. Marien

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St. Mary's Church is a Roman Catholic branch church in the south of Aachen's city center in the immediate vicinity of the main train station. Since 2010, the church has belonged to the large parish of Franziska von Aachen.

Wikipedia: Marienkirche (Aachen) (DE), Website

709 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 4: Elisengarten

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The Elisengarten is a small park in the city center of Aachen on the rear side of the Elisenbrunnen. The Elisengarten was laid out between 1852 and 1854 according to plans by the Prussian master gardener Peter Joseph Lenné.

Wikipedia: Elisengarten (DE)

62 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Kreislauf des Geldes

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The Cycle of Money is a fountain in Aachen created in 1976 by Karl-Henning Seemann. It is located in Hartmannstraße at the end of the Elisengarten. The fountain, which is financed by the Sparkasse Aachen, is usually called Geldbrunnen in short. In 2007, the fountain figures were renovated.

Wikipedia: Kreislauf des Geldes (DE)

85 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: St. Foillan

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St. Foillan is one of the parish churches in Aachen, Germany. It is located in the pedestrian zone and is only separated from the cathedral by a narrow alley. It is the only church in the German-speaking world that has been placed under the patronage of Foillan. This is considered an indication that the missionary work in the Aachen area took place from the west.

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

29 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: Puppenbrunnen

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The Puppet Fountain is located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Krämerstraße, the connection between the cathedral and the town hall. It was donated by the Aachener Bank and created in 1975 by the Aachen sculptor Bonifatius Stirnberg.

Wikipedia: Puppenbrunnen (DE)

103 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Domkeller

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The Domkeller is a listed residential building in Aachen.

Wikipedia: Domkeller (Aachen) (DE), Website

24 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Couven-Museum

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The Couven Museum is a museum in the city centre of Aachen, western Germany. Since 1958, it is housed in the Monheim house, a 17th-century pharmacy, that was redesigned by the architect Jakob Couven in 1786. Several period rooms in Directoire, Empire and Biedermeier styles are on display, as well as the historic pharmacy, kitchen and a collection of faience tiles.

Wikipedia: Couven Museum (EN), Website

2 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 10: Haus Monheim

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Haus Monheim is a listed building in the old town of Aachen. It was a residential and commercial building of the Monheim family of pharmacists and is one of the surviving works of Jakob Couven in Aachen. Today it houses the Couven Museum and is registered as an architectural monument in the Aachen list of monuments.

Wikipedia: Haus Monheim (DE)

72 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Büchelpalais

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The Büchelpalais is a residential and commercial building in Aachen, Germany. It was built in 1889 in the Neo-Renaissance style and stands on the Büchel on the corner of Rethelstraße. The building is registered as an architectural monument in the list of architectural monuments in Aachen.

Wikipedia: Büchelpalais (DE)

138 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Aachen Town Hall

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Aachen Town Hall is a landmark of cultural significance located in the Altstadt of Aachen, Germany. It was built in the Gothic style in the first half of the 14th century.

Wikipedia: Aachen Town Hall (EN), Website

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Aachen Cathedral

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Aachen Cathedral is a Catholic church in Aachen, Germany and the cathedral of the Diocese of Aachen.

Wikipedia: Aachen Cathedral (EN), Website, Heritage Website

141 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Centre Charlemagne

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The Centre Charlemagne – Neues Stadtmuseum Aachen is the local history museum of the city of Aachen. It received its French name after Charlemagne, the best-known and most important historical figure in Aachen; French was chosen instead of German because of the prominent position of the French language in the Eurégion Meuse-Rhin and EU.

Wikipedia: Centre Charlemagne (DE)

231 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Augustinerplatzbrunnen

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The Augustinerplatzbrunnen is a fountain on the Augustinerplatz between Kockerellstraße - Judengasse and Annuntiatenbach in Aachen, where the Augustinian monastery of Aachen was located until 1802.

Wikipedia: Augustinerplatzbrunnen (DE)

323 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: 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.

Wikipedia: Aachen Cathedral Treasury (EN), Website

55 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Fischpüddelchen

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Fischpüddelchen is a fountain monument originally erected in 1911 by Hugo Lederer in front of the baptistery of Aachen Cathedral at the fish market in Aachen. The figure was melted down during the Second World War and recreated in 1954 according to the destroyed model of Heinrich-Clemens Dick. The fountain is a modified copy of the Fischerbuberl fountain by the sculptor Ignatius Taschner, built in 1910 and now standing on Wiener Platz in Munich.

Wikipedia: Fischpüddelchen (DE)

115 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Türelüre-Lißje-Brunnen

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Türelüre-Lißje, also Turelure-Lieschen or Türelüre-Loetche, is the name of a legendary Aachen figure, to whom a fountain monument by the Aachen sculptor Hubert Löneke, which has stood at the entrance to Klappergasse since 19 November 1967, is dedicated.

Wikipedia: Türelüre-Lißje (DE)

114 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 19: Zum Güldnen Verken

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The Marianneninstitut was a maternity ward for poor women who had recently given birth in Aachen and the first of its kind in Prussia. The institute was founded in 1830 by the Aachen gynecologist and obstetrician Vitus Jakob Metz (1792–1866) and recorded more than 40,000 births by the time it closed in 1959. It was named after Princess Marianne of Prussia, the wife of Prince William of Prussia.

Wikipedia: Marianneninstitut (DE)

10 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 20: Archäologisches Fenster

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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)

43 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 21: Haus zum Horn

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Haus Zum Horn is a listed residential building in Aachen, Germany. It takes its name from Wilhelm VII van Horn, the owner of the previous building and patron of the neighbouring Dominican monastery in Aachen. He was married to Johanna von Moers and they had a son Jakob I, who donated a memorial plaque on his father's grave slab in the Dominican Church of St. Paul and later converted to the Franciscans.

Wikipedia: Haus zum Horn (DE)

29 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 22: Wehrhafter Schmied

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Wehrhafter Schmied is a fountain monument in Aachen designed in 1909 by the Aachen sculptor Carl Burger and created by the Düsseldorf ore foundry Bernhard Förster. It shows the figure of a blacksmith who, according to the legend The Blacksmith of Aachen, is said to have slain Count Wilhelm IV of Jülich.

Wikipedia: Wehrhafter Schmied (DE)

117 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 23: St. Paul

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The Church of St. Paul in Aachen is a former Dominican church and later a Roman Catholic parish church. It was profaned in 2009 and has housed the Diocesan Archive of the Diocese of Aachen since 2018. The outer building, destroyed and rebuilt several times, preserves the character of the Gothic mendicant order church. The interior has been modernly redesigned.

Wikipedia: St. Paul (Aachen) (DE)

94 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 24: Wylre'sches Haus

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The Wylre'sche Haus in Aachen is a listed representative residential building at Jakobstraße 35. It takes its name from the forester, alderman and multiple mayor of the imperial city of Aachen, Johann Bertram von Wylre, who had it built in 1669 after the purchase of several plots of land. Since it was taken over by the Aachen branch of the Hoesch/Heusch family, it has also been referred to in literature and in the vernacular as Haus Heusch or Palais Heusch because of its furnishings.

Wikipedia: Wylre’sches Haus (DE)

248 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 25: Öcher Schängche

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Öcher Schängche is a puppetry theatre in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was founded by Will Hermanns and others in 1921.

Wikipedia: Öcher Schängche (EN), Website

308 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 26: Alexianerkloster Aachen

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The Alexian Monastery in Aachen is the mother house of the Alexian Brothers on the Alexianergraben in Aachen, the first documented mention of which dates back to 1391. The current building complex there consists of the convent building (Clemens Building) with the St. Alexius Church and the rear wings of the adjoining Alexian Hospital (Quirinus Building). The Clemens Building with the church was rebuilt in 1929 according to plans by the Düsseldorf architect Wilhelm Pauen (1865–1949) and was placed under monument protection in 1980.

Wikipedia: Alexianerkloster Aachen (DE)

363 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 27: Roskapellchen

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The Roska Chapel is a listed chapel building in Aachen not far from the parish of St. Jakob and is used for the veneration of the Mother of God. It was built in 1758/1759 in the Baroque style as a replacement for a previously free-standing wayside shrine, into which a figure of the Virgin Mary from the early 16th century had been integrated. The chapel building is attributed in many sources to the Aachen master builder Laurenz Mefferdatis, but the cathedral master builder Joseph Buchkremer lists it as the work of Johann Joseph Couven. The "Roskapellchen" owes its name to the surrounding residential district, although it is not clear whether the name "Ros/Rues" is the name "via rotta" from Roman times or a reference to a nearby flax roast.

Wikipedia: Roskapellchen (DE), Website

329 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 28: Lavenstein

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The Lavenstein was a defensive tower of the outer city wall of the city of Aachen, which was built around 1300 to 1350. It is one of the few surviving towers of the former city fortifications.

Wikipedia: Lavenstein (DE)

937 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 29: Alter Jüdischer Friedhof

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The Jewish Cemetery Aachen is located in Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is on the corner of Lütticher Straße and Körnerstraße.

Wikipedia: Jewish Cemetery, Aachen (EN)

1180 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 30: Sankt Hubertus

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Sankt Hubertus

St. Hubertus is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen-Hanbruch, Germany. It was designed by Gottfried Böhm and completed in 1964. The population calls it "molar tooth" or "st. molar tooth".

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


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