Aachen is the westernmost city in Germany. It is over 1,000 years old, so there is plenty of history to discover.
Aachen Cathedral (Aachener Dom)
The most famous construction in Aachen, the cathedral was commissioned by King Charlemagne. It has a proud history of over 1,200 years old, and is the symbol of the city. Thousands of tourists annually come from all over the world to see it. The treasure chamber can be seen in the same visit. Normal opening times for tourists are weekdays from 11am, weekends from 12:30pm.
From Rokoko via Napoleonic Empire Style to Biedermeier, the Couven Museum presents a history of living style in the centre of Aachen. There are also regular special exhibitions on various different themes. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
The Elisenbrunnen natural spring
The Elisienbrunnen is a natural spring, considered by many Aacheners to be the heart of the city. Water at 52°C from the underground hot springs emerges from two fountains. There is free access for everyone.