Top Choice Cathedral in Aachen

Aachener Dom

It’s impossible to overestimate the significance of Aachen’s magnificent cathedral. The burial place of Charlemagne, it’s where more than 30 German kings were crowned and where pilgrims have flocked since the 12th c…
Top Choice Museum in Aachen


The cathedral treasury is a veritable mother lode of gold, silver and jewels. Items of particular importance include a silver and golden bust of Charlemagne, a 10th-century bejewelled processional cross known as the…
Historic Building in Aachen


Fifty life-size statues of German rulers, including 30 kings crowned in town between 936 and 1531 AD, adorn the facade of Aachen's splendid Gothic town hall. It was built in the 14th century atop the foundations of …
Museum in Aachen

Centre Charlemagne

Overlooking the Katschof and right in the midst of where the great man walked, this museum looks at not only the life and times of Charlemagne but also Aachen's dramatic history. Multimedia exhibits bring the Roman …
Museum in Aachen

Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst

In a former umbrella factory, the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst trains the spotlight on contemporary art (Warhol, Immendorf, Holzer, Penck, Haring) and also stages progressive changing exhibits.
Museum in Aachen

Suermondt Ludwig Museum

Of Aachen’s two art museums, the Suermondt Ludwig Museum is especially proud of its medieval sculpture but also has fine works by Cranach, Dürer, Macke, Dix and other masters.
Museum in Aachen

Dom Information

Before entering the Dom, stop by the Dom visitors centre for tour tickets, information and to peruse the displays.
Museum in Aachen

Couven Museum

This small applied arts museum re-creates the living spaces and lives of 17th- and 18th-century patricians.
Square in Aachen


It's worth finding a comfy spot to sit and contemplate this deeply historic square. At the north end is the backside of the Rathaus; across from it is the Dom and its complex of buildings. To the west is a mishmash …
Fountain in Aachen


A modern fountain that's a crowd-pleasing work of mechanical art; look for the cock on top (a symbol of Napoleon's love for Aachen). Other details (all with meaning), include a horse, professor, canon and more. The …