Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #8 in Aachen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 26 sights
Distance 12.2 km
Ascend 323 m
Descend 191 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: ASEAG Kunden-Center

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The Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG (ASEAG) operates local public transport in the Aachen City Region. Despite its name, it is now a pure bus company. In 2023, it transported approximately 64.209 million passengers on 118 lines in an area of 770 km². This makes it the largest German transport company that relies solely on buses. The length of the line network is 1981.6 km. The ASEAG network is integrated into the Aachener Verkehrsverbund (AVV).

Wikipedia: Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG (DE), Website

120 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: St. Peter

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St. Peter's Church is a city church in Aachen, Germany, dedicated to St. Peter. It is located in the city center in the immediate vicinity of the bus station. The church is one of the oldest monuments in Aachen.

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

320 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Altes Kurhaus

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The Old Kurhaus of Aachen was built between 1782 and 1786 according to designs by Jakob Couven at Komphausbadstraße 19 as a Neue Redoute and an extension to the neighboring Alte Redoute Aachen at number 11. In contrast to the Old Kurhaus, the Kurhaus at Monheimsallee 44, which was inaugurated in 1916, is referred to as the Neues Kurhaus Aachen, which also housed the Aachen Casino until 11 June 2015.

Wikipedia: Altes Kurhaus Aachen (DE), Website

42 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Röhrenbrunnen

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The Röhrenbrunnen is a fountain in Aachen, Germany. It is located on a triangular square between Komphausbadstraße and Kurhausstraße north of the Old Kurhaus. The fountain was created in 1971 by the sculptor Heinz Tobolla.

Wikipedia: Röhrenbrunnen (DE)

299 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Londoner Hof

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The former London Court was a representative three-winged city villa from the 18th century built by Laurenz Mefferdatis at Kleinkölnstraße 18 in Aachen's city centre, whose actual origins lie in the 15th century. Of the current commercial building standing there, only the ground floor original from the time of Mefferdatis and the approx. 1700 m² floor plan have been preserved, whereupon the building was placed under monument protection in 1977.

Wikipedia: Londoner Hof (Aachen) (DE)

126 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: St. Nikolaus

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St. Nikolaus

The Church of St. Nicholas in Aachen is a former monastery church of the Franciscan order. It stands at the intersection of Großkölnstraße and Minoritenstraße in the immediate vicinity of the Barbarossa Wall, the inner city wall of Aachen. A first church there is mentioned in 1005; it was an early church where Nicholas of Myra was venerated. The current church was built in the first half of the 14th century. The building is a listed building.

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

209 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Karlshofbrunnen

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Karlshofbrunnen JFest 85 / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Karlshof Fountain is located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia in the courtyard of the Karlshof in the immediate vicinity of Aachen's market square.

Wikipedia: Karlshofbrunnen (DE)

119 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Karlsbrunnen

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The statue of Charlemagne is a prominent public sculpture representing Charlemagne in Aachen. It was first erected in 1620 on the Marktplatz in front of Aachen Town Hall, as part of the monumental Karlsbrunnen fountain. The statue now standing on the Karlsbrunnen is a 1969 copy, and the original has been kept since 2014 at the nearby Centre Charlemagne museum. It has become the most popular image of Charlemagne in the monarch's chosen capital of Aachen.

Wikipedia: Statue of Charlemagne (Aachen) (EN)

36 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Haus Brüssel

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The Brussels House is a listed building on the corner of Pontstraße and Marktplatz No. 43 in Aachen opposite the other corner house, Haus Löwenstein. It was built around 1785 by Jakob Couven on the foundations of a much older building, which was already mentioned around 1320 in the interest register of the Aachen Marienstift as "domus brusele". According to the city accounts of 1338/1339, after bitter battles, the peace treaty and the peace banquet between the city of Aachen and the field captain Hartrad von Schönecken took place in the House of Brussels, which is still commemorated today by an oil painting.

Wikipedia: Haus Brüssel (DE)

1 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 10: Haus Löwenstein

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The building, known as Haus Löwenstein, at Markt No. 41, corner of Pontstraße in Aachen was built in parallel to the Aachen town hall and completed around 1344. In addition to the cathedral and town hall, it is one of the few Gothic buildings that survived the large city fire of 1656.

Wikipedia: Haus Löwenstein (Aachen) (DE)

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: International Newspaper Museum

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The International Newspaper Museum in Aachen presents the history of newspapers and the topic of press history.

Wikipedia: Internationales Zeitungsmuseum (DE), Website

3 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 12: Großes Haus von Aachen

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The Great House of Aachen is probably the oldest surviving residential building in the city of Aachen. Its significance as an architectural monument lies in the fact that it survived the Aachen city fire of 1656 largely undamaged. The building now houses the International Newspaper Museum.

Wikipedia: Großes Haus von Aachen (DE)

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Theresienkirche

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The Theresienkirche is a Catholic city church in Aachen, Germany. It is located in the northeastern area of the city center and borders on the building areas of the RWTH Aachen University. It is owned by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as a special property.

Wikipedia: Theresienkirche (Aachen) (DE), Website

398 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: Aula Carolina

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Aula Carolina

The Aula Carolina is a listed building that is available for both school gatherings and public cultural events. It is located at the southern end of Pontstraße in the center of Aachen. The auditorium belonging to the eponymous Kaiser-Karls-Gymnasium is the former church of St. Katharina of the former monastery of the Augustinian hermits.

Wikipedia: Aula Carolina (DE)

371 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: Torbogen des Klosterather Hofs

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Torbogen des Klosterather Hofs

The Klosterrather Hof, also known as the Klosterrather Refugium or Kirchrather Hof, was a former monastery courtyard and later a residential and manufacturing complex in the Eilfschornsteinstraße in Aachen.

Wikipedia: Klosterather Hof (DE)

610 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 16: 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

692 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 17: Lochner-Tor

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Emil Lochner was an Aachen cloth manufacturer and made a significant contribution to the cityscape of Aachen. Lochnerstraße in Aachen is named after his father.

Wikipedia: Emil Lochner (DE), Url

347 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 18: Pfaffenturm

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The Pfaffenturm 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: Pfaffenturm (Aachen) (DE)

422 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 19: Westpark

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The Westpark is a park in the west of Aachen, which is bounded by Gartenstraße, Welkenrather Straße and Vaalser Straße.

Wikipedia: Westpark (Aachen) (EN)

1668 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 20: Langer Turm

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Langer Turm Norbert Schnitzler / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Long Tower 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: Langer Turm (Aachen) (DE)

1989 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 21: Campo Santo

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The Aachen West Cemetery is a burial site in the west of the city of Aachen, which was established in 1889/90 as a denominationally separate complex on both sides of the arterial road from Aachen to Maastricht about one kilometer before the Dutch border. Both parts of the cemetery with a total size of 279,000 m² are run under the common postal address Vaalser Straße 334 in Aachen and are connected by a road overpass.

Wikipedia: Westfriedhof (Aachen) (DE)

444 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 22: Genezareth-Kirche

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The Genezareth Church in Aachen is a Protestant church in the west of Aachen, on the edge of the Laurensberg district, consecrated in 2018. It is an ensemble of sacred buildings and community rooms. The name refers to the Sea of Galilee, on the shores of which Jesus of Nazareth appeared in public.

Wikipedia: Genezareth-Kirche (Aachen) (DE), Website

724 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 23: Großer Neuenhof

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The Großer Neuenhof is a listed courtyard in the Aachen district of Laurensberg, which dates back to the 14th century. The originally four-winged farm yard, made of quarry stones and bricks, used to be surrounded by a moat. The two-storey manor house was built in the first half of the 18th century. The building complex has been rebuilt several times and used in various ways. In 1972, the courtyard became the property of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and, after the reconstruction of the monument and a structural extension, is used as a building of the RWTH Aachen University.

Wikipedia: Großer Neuenhof (DE)

1545 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 24: St. Konrad

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St. Konrad is a Roman Catholic parish church in Vaalserquartier, a district of the city of Aachen in the Aachen region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was built between 1948 and 1951 according to plans by Wilhelm Jacobs. The parish also includes the branch church of St. Philipp Neri, Melaten, Paffenbroich, Seffent and Gaßmühle.

Wikipedia: St. Konrad (Vaalserquartier) (DE)

489 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 25: Voormalige Waalse kerk

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The Walloon Church is a former church building in Vaals in the Dutch province of Limburg. It is built-in and barely visible from the public road. On the east side, the building has a gable and that used to be the main entrance. The north façade is decorated with Doric and Ionic pilasters on high bases.

Wikipedia: Waalse kerk (Vaals) (NL)

1053 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 26: Innerer Landgraben

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Innerer Landgraben

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)


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