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Aachener Rathaus, Aachen

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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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  • This is a beautiful building set in the walking streets of Aachen. There's a substantial markt platz with restaurants to sit outside for a coffee. After you can walk down the cobblestone streets to th...  more »
  • Hotel City very impressive beautiful construction, however deserving of a good facelift back is even more beautiful and it goes directly to the Museum of Charlemagne and later the Cathedral we did not visit the inside (€ 6 per person)
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  • Sitting on top of Charlemagne's palace it is the most beautiful mayor house ever. Worth's a visit if you are in Aachen. 
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  • Neat building that charges for entry. Worth it if you have the time, and a good getaway from the afternoon sun.
  • The top floor has a large hall used for concerts and events. It's really quite beautiful
  • Visiting Aachen is worthy even for just visiting this Gothic building and the cathedral. They use to have very good exhibitions inside the Townhall.
  • Fantastic landmark within Aachen. Must see.
  • Really impressive building especially during evening when it is lighted with orange and yellow colours.