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. 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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  • Palace from the sumptuous exterior though a bit "gloomy" and gray. It has an interesting history and is also worth a visit of the interior (in 30 min you visit well, the rooms are few but interesting). Detailed brochures are available for the visit (free, in several languages.. not in English). From the windows of the staircase leading to the upper floor excellent views of the cathedral, especially from the window of the second ramp.
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  • We are addressing it town hall with a tour. The tour lasted a total of more than two hours, including a very extensive explanation of the guide. It is an impressive building and what is most popular: The images of Charlemagne were painted only hundreds of years after his death, so oif he really looked like this is extremely doubtful.
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  • The building of the Municipality of Aachen is definitely not to be missed. Together with the Cathedral it forms a pair of unique attractions and, in addition, overlooks two squares. unfortunately I didn't see it inside but it must be very nice
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