Aachener Rathaus, Aachen

4.3
#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Aachen
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. Use our Aachen day trip planning app to add Aachener Rathaus and other attractions to your Aachen vacation plans.
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  • The Rathaus (city hall) is the most prominent and significant site in Aachen, along with Charlemagne's cathedral. The actual tour of the building does not take long and features magnificent rooms and....  more »
  • the outside is an impressive building back and front then went inside and that was the let down and a waste of money  more »

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