Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Aachen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 4.7 km
Ascend 82 m
Descend 70 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: Seepferdchenbrunnen

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The seahorse fountain is a fountain monument in Burtscheid according to a design by the Aachen architect Gerhard Thomalla, which was originally set up in 1956 in the rotunda of the Elisenbrunnen after it was reoriented in 1952/53. The bronze figures of the six seahorses standing around the fountain column created the Aachen sculptor Josef "Jupp" Zeller. The fountain shell created from a dark marble block comes from the Ewald Mies stonemason workshop, the brother Ludwig Mies van der Rawes. It has a diameter of 3.30 meters. After the fountain was removed from the Elisenbrunnen, it was set up at its current location on Burtscheider Kapellenstrasse in 1971.

Wikipedia: Seepferdchenbrunnen (DE)

226 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Abteitor

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Burtscheid Abbey was a Benedictine monastery, after 1220 a Cistercian nunnery, located at Burtscheid, near Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany.

Wikipedia: Burtscheid Abbey (EN)

54 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Couvenwandbrunnen

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The Couvenwand fountain is located in the Aachen district of Burtscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Abteiplatz.

Wikipedia: Couvenwandbrunnen (DE)

60 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: St. Johann Baptist

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St. Johann Baptist

The former parish church of St. Johann-Baptist in Burtscheid is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to John the Baptist and former abbey church of the imperial abbey of Burtscheid. Since 2010, it has been part of the "Catholic Parish of St. Gregory of Burtscheid", a large parish formed in the Diocese of Aachen as part of the municipal structural reform implemented in 2008, which is named after the founder of the abbey, Abbot Gregor von Burtscheid, and to which, in addition to St. Johann-Baptist, the former parishes of St. Michael-Burtscheid and St. Aposteln, St. Gregorius and Herz-Jesu belong.

Wikipedia: St. Johann (Aachen-Burtscheid) (DE)

82 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Marktbrunnen

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The Burtscheid Thermal Fountain is located in the Aachen district of Burtscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia at the Burtscheider Markt and is therefore also known as the Market Fountain. Since it is a public fountain, thermal water can be taken there free of charge.

Wikipedia: Thermalbrunnen Burtscheid (DE)

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Sankt Michael

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The Catholic parish church of St. Michael in Burtscheid was the former "Leutkirche" of the imperial abbey of Burtscheid. It was first mentioned in a document in 1252.

Wikipedia: St. Michael (Aachen-Burtscheid) (DE), Website

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Kurpark Burtscheid

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Kurpark Burtscheid

The Kurpark Burtscheid is a green space in the Aachen district of Burtscheid that was laid out at the end of the 18th century. The Burtscheid Kurpark is the oldest park in Aachen and has been changed several times in its size and use over time. Until the middle of the 20th century, more than 15 artesian thermal springs still sprang up within the spa park. There are several listed buildings on the park grounds, such as the translocated Nuellens Pavilion, the Fürstenbad and the former Neubad.

Wikipedia: Kurpark Burtscheid (DE)

1289 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 8: Herz Jesu

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The Catholic Sacred Heart Church, colloquially known as Frankenberg Cathedral or Öcher Sacre Coeur, was built between 1908 and 1910 as a neo-Romanesque stone basilica designed by the architect Josef Kleesattel in the Frankenberger Viertel in the Aachen district of Burtscheid. The mosaic above the altar is the second largest in the Diocese of Aachen after the one in Aachen Cathedral.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Aachen) (DE)

591 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 9: Krautmühle

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The list of historic mills in Aachen offers an overview of the most famous former water mills on the banks of the Aachen streams on the present-day territory of the city of Aachen. More than 70 mills could be proven on the basis of the sources and substantiated with data, although there were also other mills that have been historically forgotten or about which there is no information. The proven Aachen mills had once served, among other things, as grain, grist or oil mills as well as copper, grinding, fulling or dyewood mills and most of them had an overshot water wheel. From the early modern period onwards, they formed the basis for Aachen's economic rise, especially in the area of the cloth and needle industry in the 18th and 19th centuries, as evidenced, for example, by the history of the cloth industry in Aachen.

Wikipedia: Liste von historischen Mühlen in Aachen (DE)

925 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 10: Aachener Tierpark Euregiozoo

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The Aachen Zoo Euregiozoo is an 8.9-hectare zoo located between the districts of Forst and Beverau in Aachen's "Drimborner Wäldchen", which is named after the former family of the aldermen's mayors Hermann von Dremborn and Johann von Drimborn. The entrance is located in Obere Drimbornstraße.

Wikipedia: Aachener Tierpark Euregiozoo (DE), Website

1188 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 11: Sankt Bonifatius

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St. Bonifatius is a Roman Catholic branch church in the Aachen district of Aachen in the Aachen city region of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wikipedia: St. Bonifatius (Forst) (DE)


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