Aachen Travel Guide

Aachen is the most western city in Germany and historically one of the most important in Europe. The city is famous for its spas and thermal baths that were frequently visited by the royalty.

Things to see and do in Aachen

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

The Aachen Cathedral is the first German architectural monument on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

It is a symbol of the city.

Domhof 1, 52062 

Town Hall

Town Hall

The Town Hall is one of the most outstanding structure in the old town.

 It is located opposite to the cathedral.

Markt, 52062 


Marktplatz Aachen

At the Marktplatz you will find the Town Hall and the International Newspaper Museum.

Markt, 52078 



Elisenbrunnen is the symbol of the spa town. It was built in 1827.

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz, 52062 

Couven Museum

Couven Museum

The rooms of the Couven Museum show the development of the various styles of middle class interior decoration of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Hühnermarkt 17, 52062 


Ponttor Aachen

The Ponttor is one of the remaining gates of the original city wall.

It was built in the 14th century.

Pontwall 18, 52062 



The Marschiertor is a remaining medieval gate located close to the Central Station.

Franzstraße 995, 52064 



The New Tivoli is a football stadium opened in 2009 replacing the Old Tivoli.

It has a capacity for 32,960 spectators.

Krefelder Str. 205, 52070 

Burg Frankenberg

Burg Frankenberg

The Burg Frankenberg is a building that was completely rebuilt after World War II.

It is located in Frankenberger Viertel in a residential district.

Bismarckstraße, 52066 

Where to stay

Inside by Melia

Inside by Melia©INNSIDE by Melia

The INNSIDE by Melia is located in the Mitte neighborhood.

Each room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower.

The hotel has a fitness center, sauna, sun deck and terrace.


Sandkaulstraße 20, 52062 

Best Western Hotel Regence

Best Western Hotel Regence©Best Western Hotel Regence

The Best Western Hotel Regence is located in the heart of the city.

Some accommodations have a sitting area for your convenience. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and refrigerator.


Peterstraße 71, 52062 

Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom

Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom©Mercure Hotel

The Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom is located in the historic center.

All rooms include satellite TV, a large desk and tea/coffee facilities.


Peterstraße 1, 52062 


Novotel Aachen©Novotel

The Novotel is located  in the heart of the city.

Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar and safe.

The hotel has a terrace, Turkish/steam bath and a fitness center.


Peterstraße 66, 52062 

Pullman Hotel

Pullman Hotel©Pullman Quellenhof

The Pullman Aachen Quellenhof is located 900 meters from the cathedral.

Some rooms include a sitting area to relax.

The hotel has a swimming pool, spa and sauna.


Monheimsallee 52, 52062 

Shopping Streets

The Adalbertstrasse is the main commercial street of the city, you will find shops like H&M, New Yorker, Tom Tailor.

Around the Marktplatz there are several large stores, small boutiques and specialty shops.

Near the cathedral on the streets Hartmannstrasse, Kapuzinergraben, Kleinmarschierstrasse, Schmiedstrasse, Annastrasse you will find small boutiques.

Malls and Department Stores

Galeria Kaufhof

Galeria Kaufhof  is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Adalbertstraße 20-30, 52062 

Aachen Arkaden

The Aachen Arkaden Mall is located 3 km from the cathedral.

Brands: Cecil, Claire´s, Vero Moda.

Trierer Str. 1, 52078 

Aquis Plaza

The Aquis Plaza is located 700 meters from the cathedral.

Brands: Calvin Klein, Mango, Olymp, Levi´s, Tom Tailor, Zara, Zara Home.

Adalbertstraße 100, 52062 

Elisen Galerie

The Elisen Galerie is located 300 meters from the cathedral.

Brands: Anna Klein Mode, Camp David, Martha Mode.

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz 5-6, ElisenGalerie Einkaufszentrum, 52062 

Plan your Trip

Aachen has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Düsseldorf, Bonn, Koblenz, Cologne.


Düsseldorf – 87,5 km

Bonn – 94,00 km

Koblenz – 156,3 km

Cologne – 86,2 km

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