Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #9 in Aachen, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.9 km
Ascend 88 m
Descend 71 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: Wasserspiele

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Wasserspiele is the name of a fountain inaugurated on 30 September 1969 by the sculptor Philipp Anton from Aachen in the Aachen district of Burtscheid.

Wikipedia: Wasserspiele (Burtscheid) (DE)

318 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Heißbergfriedhof

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The Heißberg Cemetery is a cemetery inaugurated in 1862 in the then independent town of Burtscheid, which was incorporated into a district of Aachen in 1897. It is located on the corner of Heißbergstraße and Kapellenstraße No. 2, diagonally opposite Burtscheid's Ferberpark. The complex is listed in its entirety.

Wikipedia: Heißbergfriedhof Burtscheid/Aachen (DE)

315 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Marienkapelle

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The Marienkapelle is a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God Mary in Aachen-Burtscheid. It stands on the corner of Gregorstraße and Berdoletstraße and was built in 1643/44 at the instigation of the acting abbess of the imperial abbey of Burtscheid, Henrietta Raitz von Frenz, and the monk Peter Kerchof in honour of the "Madonna of Scherpenheuvel". The most important part of the chapel is the newly made miraculous image of Mary, the depiction of which corresponds to the original in the baroque pilgrimage church dedicated to Our Lady in the Belgian pilgrimage town of Scherpenheuvel-Zichem. The formerly used French term Montaigu for Scherpenheuvel is derived from Latin mons acutus = pointed mountain or sharp hill. In the vernacular, this led to the name Klein Scherpenhövel or simply chapel for the Burtscheid Marienkapelle.

Wikipedia: Marienkapelle Burtscheid (DE)

209 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

1812 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 5: Grünenthalsmühle

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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)

454 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: 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

788 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 7: Auferstehungskirche

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The Church of the Resurrection is a Protestant church in Aachen-Forst. Her congregation belongs to the Aachen church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Auferstehungskirche (Aachen) (DE), Website


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