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How would you like the idea of visiting a Roman spa town that combines rich history, an impressive skyline and precious cultural wealth? If you’re searching for cheap air tickets to Aachen, please don’t forget to pack your bathing suit; the thermal springs once serving the Romans, now rank among the most popular spots in Germany – and Europe - attracting hundreds of visitors. Aachen has two faces, the first being the imperial one; Aachen of monumental architecture and Charlemagne. The other is the modern one, that of the artistic, cultural and economic bloom that guarantees your trip to Aachen will be unforgettable. Organise your trip and book your accommodation in cheap hotels in Aachen and enjoy one of the most relaxing, enjoyable, therapeutic trip of your life!
Stretching at the borders between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, Aachen is the westernmost and one of the oldest cities of Germany.
Traditionally a spa town since the day of its founding during the golden age at 800 AD, Aachen – then called Aquisgranum – was soon named capital of Charlemagne’s empire.
Today Aachen still is a popular spa town, fully organised and equipped with modern infrastructure that offers to hundreds of visitors only quality and satisfaction. Visitors don’t hesitate to form queues at the Cathedral of Charlemagne, a coronation site for many Roman emperors, they daydream in from of the Rathaus and they enjoy precious moments of pure relaxation in the city’s spas.
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The Maastricht Aachen Airport is located in the Dutch city if Beek, 28 kilometres northeast of Aachen and is accessible by bus (Gilbacher AirportXpress).
Getting around Aachen
You can get around Aachen using the city’s extensive bus network. Fares start at 1.90€ and minimum fare costs 3.50€.
Your day in Aachen begins at the centre of the Old Town, dominated by the City Hall (Rathaus). The Gothic building was built 500 years after the death of Charlemagne, at the site of his former palace. Highlight is the imposing façade, decorated with 50 statues of Roman emperors, encircling those of Charlemagne and Pope Leon III, as well as the Reichssaal, once serving as the reception hall for the newly-crowned emperors.
Next stop, Aachen’s largest attraction and one of Germany’s most important buildings, the Cathedral of Aachen.
The legendary Cathedral of Aachen (Aachener Dom) was built around the octagonal imperial chapel of Charlemagne in 805 AD and was later extended using Gothic elements.
The Cathedral served as the main coronation place during the period from 936 to 1531, became the burial place of Charlemagne himself and is the first German building ever to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Three are the main museums you must visit in Aachen:
- The Suermondt Ludwig Museum boasts a splendid collection of medieval German sculptures, paintings by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th century and contemporary exhibitions dating back to 1920 and 1930.
- The Couven Museum features a perfect representation of a traditional house of medieval Aachen.
- The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Museum is an artistic centre focusing on modern art and owns some notable works by artists like Warhol, Immendorf and Holzer.
You couldn’t leave Aachen without visiting the Thermal Springs (Carolus Thermen) of Aachen.
The thermal spas of Aachen have been flowing and serving humanity as a relaxing, therapeutic, soothing and health-inducing factor since 2,000 years ago. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit one and enjoy it to the most!
The official language of Aachen is German.