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. 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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  • Love this city! It was like being part of this city. It was a stunning building and the sorrounded and plaza as well. We took a stroll around the Christmas market and we enjoyed the time there. It...  more »
  • Was only able to see the exterior since we were at the Christmas market. Would definitely want to come back and see the interior  more »
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