Aachener Rathaus, Aachen

4.3
Sitting next to the cathedral in Aachen's old town, the impressive was built in the early 14th century after taking over the ruined palace of Charlemagne. The building is emblematic of the civic freedom of the townspeople of Aachen. Its architectural foundations are Gothic, with Baroque elements added during the 17th and 18th centuries following the Great Fire of Aachen. On the north facade, you can see 50 statues of German rulers, 31 of whom were crowned in Aachen. Inside the building, check out the 19th-century Rethel frescoes in the Coronation Hall, as well as a collection of royal treasures and copies of the Imperial Crown Jewels. To avoid disappointment, check for state closure dates on the city's website before visiting. Arrange your visit to Aachener Rathaus and discover more family-friendly attractions in Aachen using our Aachen day trip planning app .
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  • A magnificent construction that overlooks two squares one rear and one front (Markt) with a statue of Charlemagne. And then a very nice thing (only Saturdays), there are many civil weddings with all couples and relatives celebrating outside in the square.
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  • With so many sites to choose from in Aachen, this is one that should be high on your list. It complements a visit to the Cathedral as it gives another important view on the long history of Aachen.  more »
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