travel42 Port Guide: Aachen

Aachen travel42 Port of Call Guide

Located 50 mi/80 km west of Cologne, near the borders of Belgium and the Netherlands, Aachen, Germany, gained prominence as the capital of Charlemagne's empire. From 936 to 1531, it served as the coronation city for German kings, many of whom are depicted on the facade of the Town Hall.

The most impressive sight is the Aachener Dom, a beautiful cathedral. (Its oldest part, Charlemagne's octagonal domed palace chapel (Pfalzkapelle), was completed around 800 and is a splendid example of Caroling...

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