Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Aachen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 21 sights
Distance 8.2 km
Ascend 106 m
Descend 112 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: Offene Tür St. Jakob

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Offene Tür St. Jakob

The Aachen Eye Hospital, also known as the Ophthalmology Institute in the Rhineland, was a hospital in Aachen, Stephanstraße 16–20, built in 1887/88 according to the design of the architect Eduard Linse, which is now used as a youth home. The historicist building is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Aachener Augenheilanstalt (DE)

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Roskapellchen

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Roskapellchen Qwertzu111111 / CC BY-SA 4.0

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

285 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Barockfabrik

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The Barockfabrik is a cultural centre under the municipal sponsorship of the city of Aachen. The state-approved vocational school for: acting • directing • musical, Aachen Theatre School, the Öcher Schängchen City Puppet Theatre, the dance workshop Art bewegt and Café Couleur are located here.

Wikipedia: Barockfabrik (DE)

231 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

457 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Theater Aachen

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Theater Aachen is a theatre in Aachen, Germany. It is the principal venue in that city for operas, musical theatre and plays. It is the home of the Sinfonieorchester Aachen. The original project was by Johann Peter Cremer, later altered by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Construction on the original theatre began in 1822 and it opened on 15 May 1825. A bomb attack on 14 July 1943 destroyed the first theatre, and the current structure was inaugurated on 23 December 1951 with a performance of Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

Wikipedia: Theater Aachen (EN)

320 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Henger Herrjotts Fott

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The crucifixion group Henger Herrjotts Fott (Behind Herrgotts Gesäß), actually Osen Herrjotts Hazz (Our Lord's Heart), is a bronze sculpture by Bonifatius Stirnberg. It was erected on 27 August 1989 in Aachen as a replacement for a stone crucifixion group that had been lost in 1941 in the turmoil of the Second World War. It is located on a square between Wirichsbongardstraße and Schildstraße, which in 2003 was given the official postal address "Henger Herrjotts Fott" in allusion to the surrounding district of the same name.

Wikipedia: Kreuzigungsgruppe Henger Herrjotts Fott (DE)

429 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Kugelbrunnen

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The Kugelbrunnen is a fountain created in 1977 by Albert Sous in Aachen, Germany.

Wikipedia: Kugelbrunnen (Aachen) (DE)

309 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Denkmal Kaiser Friedrich III.

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The Kaiser Friedrich Monument in Aachen stands on Kaiserplatz. Erected in 1911, the monument in the form of an equestrian statue is dedicated to the German Emperor Frederick III, also known as the 99-Day Emperor.

Wikipedia: Kaiser-Friedrich-Denkmal (Aachen) (DE)

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: St. Adalbert

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The Provost's Church of St. Adalbert in Aachen was the collegiate church of a collegiate monastery and was consecrated in 1005. This makes it the second oldest church in the city after Aachen Cathedral. St. Adalbert is located directly on today's Kaiserplatz and is dedicated to Adalbert of Prague, who was canonized in 999.

Wikipedia: St. Adalbert (Aachen) (DE)

64 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

138 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Villa Cassalette

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Villa Cassalette

The Villa Cassalette is a former residential building in Aachen, Wilhelmstraße 18, which was built in 1883–1888 as a city palace in the historicist style of the Neo-Mannerism according to a design by the Aachen architect Eduard Linse. The building now houses the Suermondt-Ludwig Museum and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Villa Cassalette (DE)

10 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 12: 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 13: 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

530 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 14: Haus Matthéy

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The Matthéy House is a listed building in the Theaterstraße in Aachen with the house number 67. The original building was built in 1834 by Adam Franz Friedrich Leydel on behalf of the cloth manufacturer Heinrich Anton Deusner (1787–1870), a son of the cloth manufacturer and politician Christian Friedrich Deusner (1756–1844), who came from the Frankfurt am Main area and worked in Aachen, as a representative city villa in the classicist style. Of this, only the façade, which is now originally incorporated, exists. The house is named after the last private owner, the textile merchant and art collector Teo Matthéy (1901–1989). The building, which had been largely vacant for many years, was taken over by the married couple Volker and Andera Gadeib in June 2019 by heritable building right. From 2019 to June 2022, the city palace was extensively renovated in accordance with monument regulations and converted into the headquarters of the company Dialego AG.

Wikipedia: Haus Matthéy (DE)

301 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: Dreifaltigkeitskirche

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The Holy Trinity Church is the largest Protestant church in Aachen. It was built between 1897 and 1899 on the historic city border between Burtscheid, which was independent until 1897, and the city of Aachen and is a listed building. In 2006, it was abandoned as a parish church in the course of the redivision of the parish districts and since 2015 has served as a youth church of the Evangelical Church of Aachen, which belongs to the Aachen church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Aachen) (DE), Website

312 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: Ehemaliges Redemptoristenkloster St. Alfons

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The monastery of the Redemptorists in Aachen is a former monastery complex of the Redemptorist order. The convent building was built in 1862 according to plans by Heinrich Wiethase in the neo-Romanesque style, and the associated monastery church was completed in 1865 and dedicated to the founder of the Redemptorist order, Alfonso Maria de Liguori. After the withdrawal of the order, the monastery was owned by the Diocese of Aachen from 1986 to 2005, which had made it available to the Jesuit community of Aachen. It was then sold and, after its profanation, converted into an office complex. In order to preserve the historical inventory, the church and monastery were placed under monument protection.

Wikipedia: Redemptoristenkloster Aachen (DE)

791 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 17: Kongressgarage

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The Kongressgarage is a domed building built in 1924 at Kongressstraße No. 23 in Aachen.

Wikipedia: Kongressgarage (DE)

934 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 18: Ostfriedhof

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The Aachen East Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in the modern history of the city of Aachen, which was built in 1803 at the instigation of the French municipal government. It is located in the east of the city area and geographically belongs to the northern quarter. The East Cemetery was placed under monument protection on 6 December 1988 as one of the oldest examples of modern cemeteries.

Wikipedia: Ostfriedhof (Aachen) (DE)

896 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 19: Grabeskirche St. Josef

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St. Josef in Aachen is a former Catholic parish church, which is now used as a columbarium for urn burials under the name "Church of the Holy Sepulchre", also because the neighboring Aachen East Cemetery has reached the limits of its capacity.

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

676 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 20: Pfarrkirche St. Fronleichnam

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The Aachen Church of St. Corpus Christi is the parish church of the Catholic parish of St. Josef and St. Corpus Christi and the most famous and at the same time best documented church building by Rudolf Schwarz. The sacred building, built in 1929/30, was originally the parish church of the parish of St. Corpus Christi, which was merged with the parish of St. Josef in 2005. The former parish church of St. Josef has been used as a columbarium for urn burials since November 2006 under the name Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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

464 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 21: Kennedypark

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Kennedypark is a 52,000 m² green space in Aachen's eastern district. It was built in the 1960s on a former military site and named after the assassinated US President John F. Kennedy.

Wikipedia: Kennedypark (DE)


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