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Aachener Rathaus, Aachen

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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. Put Aachener Rathaus into our Aachen itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A very impressive old building in the city centre but nothing special to see inside. Totally not worth the price!  more »
  • We did not have time to go inside, but the building's exterior is very impressive. Very reminiscent of the Grand Place in Brussels. Worth spending a few minutes walking around the outside and admiring...  more »
  • It is a typical central European building. I visited it just because of curiosity. It is in the center of the city so it is difficult to bypass it.  more »
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  • Ate here last year and enjoyed myself. I wish they had Carménère to go with the meal, then it would have been a 5-Star Experience, but the FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE!!!
  • Gorgeus building, it is worht to visit it inside :)
  • One of the most striking buildings in Aachen...
  • Top Location for the wedding ceremony!
  • It worths to visit especially if you want to grab deeper in history and get familiar with the era of Carl IV.