Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #7 in Aachen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 7.5 km
Ascend 198 m
Descend 254 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: St. Sebastian

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The Catholic parish of St. Sebastian Aachen-Hörn belongs to the community of the municipalities (GDG) Aachen-Nord-West St. Philipp-Nneri and is located in the Aachen district of Hörn.

Wikipedia: St. Sebastian (Aachen-Hörn) (DE)

969 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 2: Bilal-Moschee

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The Bilal Mosque in Aachen was built between 1964 and 1971 on the grounds of the Technical University of Aachen and named after Bilal al-Habashi. It is the fifth oldest mosque in Germany after the Wilmersdorf Mosque in Berlin, the Fazle Omar Mosque in Hamburg, the Nuur Mosque in Frankfurt am Main and the Imam Ali Mosque in Hamburg, as well as the fourth mosque built in Germany after the Second World War. The Bilal Mosque is considered a pioneer in terms of interreligious dialogue.

Wikipedia: Bilal-Moschee (Aachen) (DE), Website

700 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 3: Reiff-Museum

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Reiff-Museum Unbekannt / PD-alt-100

The Reiff Museum was a museum in Aachen, Germany. The museum was founded by Franz Reiff (1835–1902); because from the founding of RWTH Aachen University in 1870 as the "Royal Rhine-Westphalian Polytechnic School of Aachen", there was also a painting professorship, which was located in the Department of Architecture; the positions were held (successively): Franz Reiff, Alexander Frenz, August von Brandis, Hermann Haas. The collection of works of art served to train architects and art historians at the Polytechnic Technical University. Today, only part of the existing building has been preserved. The building refers to its original use via a cartouche with the inscription Reiff Museum. The original collection rooms on the 2nd floor have had a different use since the 1950s. The building houses the Faculty of Architecture at RWTH Aachen University. The collection has been stored in a basement depot since 2012 and cannot be visited.

Wikipedia: Reiff-Museum (DE), Website

1226 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 4: Ehemalige Klosterkirche der Karmelitinnen

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The convent of the Discalced Carmelite Sisters (OCD) in Aachen has existed since 1662 and has been dissolved several times and rebuilt in various places in the city.

Wikipedia: Karmelitinnenkloster Aachen (DE)

492 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Gartenhaus Mantels

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The Mantels Garden House, also known as the Kerstenscher Pavilion, is a Baroque garden pavilion designed by the Aachen master builder Johann Joseph Couven, today located on the southeastern slope of the Lousberg. The garden house is one of Couven's three surviving garden houses in Aachen, which also include the Nuellens garden house and the Pastor garden house, which was demolished in 1888.

Wikipedia: Gartenhaus Mantels (DE)

376 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Lousberg

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At 264 meters, the Lousberg is a prominent elevation on the northern edge of the historic center of Aachen, which was laid out as a forest and mountain park at the beginning of the 19th century according to plans by Maximilian Friedrich Weyhe. The origin of the name is not entirely clear. It could come from lousen, since the mountain offers an excellent panoramic view, or it could be traced back to Louis the Pious, the son of Charlemagne. Another explanation has to do with the Aachen dialect term lous, which means "clever".

Wikipedia: Lousberg (EN)

33 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: Belvedere

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The Belvedere Water Tower, also known as the Aachen Revolving Tower and Belvedere Revolving Tower, is a former, 35 m high reinforced concrete water tower on Aachen's Lousberg, which was built between 1956 and 1958 according to the plans of the then Aachen city planning officer and architect Wilhelm K. Fischer.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm Belvedere (DE)

211 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Tranchot-Obelisk

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Topographical Survey of the Rhineland is a map work taken by the French geographer Jean Joseph Tranchot.

Wikipedia: Topographische Aufnahme der Rheinlande (DE)

457 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Salvatorkirche

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St. Salvator on the Salvatorberg in Aachen is a church building of the Roman Catholic Church. The current building was completed in 1886. Predecessor buildings were first mentioned around the year 840 and dedicated to Jesus Christ in his capacity as Salvator Mundi by 870 at the latest.

Wikipedia: St. Salvator (Aachen) (DE)

41 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 10: Salvatorberg

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With a height of 229 meters, the Salvatorberg is the middle of Aachen's three "local mountains". The highest of these witness mountains is the Lousberg, the lowest the Wingertsberg. The Salvator Hill got its name after the Salvator Chapel built on it in the 9th century and the "Salvator Monastery" of the same name, which was later also founded there, both of which were dedicated to Jesus Christ in his capacity as Salvator Mundi.

Wikipedia: Salvatorberg (DE)

300 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: K.D. St.V. Franconia Aachen

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K.D. St.V. Franconia Aachen unbekannt / PD-alt-100

The Catholic German Student Fraternity Franconia zu Aachen im CV is a Catholic, German, color-bearing student fraternity at RWTH Aachen University, which provided the cathedral guard of Aachen Cathedral. She belongs to the Cartellverband (CV).

Wikipedia: K.D.St.V. Franconia Aachen (DE), Website

531 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 12: Ehrenmal

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The Marienturm was a defensive tower of the outer city wall of the city of Aachen, which was built between 1300 and 1350. It is one of the few surviving towers of the former city fortifications and is one of the architectural monuments of the city of Aachen.

Wikipedia: Marienturm (Aachen) (DE)

246 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Heilig-Kreuz

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Heilig Kreuz is a church in Aachen, Germany. It was consecrated in 1902 and is located in the Pontviertel, a northern area of the city on Pontstraße near the former city gate Ponttor. This means that it is in the immediate vicinity of the buildings of the RWTH Aachen University.

Wikipedia: Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche (Aachen) (DE), Website

639 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 14: Sandkaulpark

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The Sandkaulpark is the second largest park within the Aachen Alleenring after the Elisengarten. It was one of the few inner-city areas to be laid out in Aachen after the war by the so-called alignment line straightening. The residential buildings at the time, which were largely bomb-damaged, were demolished. The park is located within the monument area of protection zone B.

Wikipedia: Sandkaulpark (DE)

400 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: Neues Kurhaus

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The New Kurhaus in Aachen, built between 1914 and 1916, is a neoclassical building in Aachen, Germany. The Kurhaus is located on the edge of Aachen's Stadtgarten on Monheimsallee and has the location designation Monheimsallee 44. The building is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Neues Kurhaus Aachen (DE)

890 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 16: STAWAG Stadtwerke Aachen AG

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STAWAG Stadtwerke Aachen AG

Stadtwerke Aachen AG (STAWAG) is the municipal utility of the city of Aachen and offers services in the areas of gas, district heating, water and electricity. This includes supplying the population of Aachen with gas, water, electricity and heat as well as advising and providing customer service for the use of energy in households and industry. The group is a subsidiary of Energieversorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft Aachen mbH (E.V.A.), which also has other subsidiaries (ASEAG, FACTUR Billing Solution).

Wikipedia: Stadtwerke Aachen (DE), Website


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