Want to marvel at more than just beautiful things in shop windows? Then combine your shopping spree with a visit to the Aachen Cathedral or one of Aachen's many museums.
Aachen Cathedral + Town Hall
One of the greatest cultural landmarks of Carolingian times is Charlemagne’s Church of St Mary and, at the other end of the Katschhof square, the Gothic Town Hall that was built on the foundations of Charlemagne’s original King’s Hall. The Cathedral was added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in 1978, as the very first German monument to be listed there. The Cathedral and the Town Hall are major stations on the Route Charlemagne.
Explore Aachen in Charlemagne’s footsteps. The Route Charlemagne connects the most important sites of the City of Aachen and tells the history and the legends of Aachen as a European city and as a city of science. The route is named after Charlemagne, who, around 800 AD, founded his favourite seat of residence here in Aachen – as the centre point of an empire that covered vast stretches of the European continent.