Museums and galleries
Haus Monheim, located on the Hühnermarkt, was built in 1662 and houses a collection of pieces of furniture in the Rococo, early Classicism, Napoleonic Empire and Biedermeier styles, among others. According to ezinereligion, Aachen is a city located in Germany bordering with Belgium and the Netherlands.
Local history museum Set up in the moated Frankenberg castle from the 13th century, the local history museum documents the history of Aachen. Friends of antique ceramics and local handicrafts will get their money’s worth in the castle keep. A coin cabinet is also accessible in the local history museum.
(For more information about the moated castle, see below under “Castles, palaces and villas”)
International Newspaper Museum
The International Newspaper Museum is located in the so-called “Great House of Aachen” on Pintstrasse. The collection in this Gothic Aachen town hall includes press history from the 17th to the 20th century.
Ludwig Forum for International Art
The museum was housed in the former Emil Bauer umbrella factory, which was built in 1928 and remodeled in 1988. In 1991, the Museum for International Art was opened, which with its collections is primarily dedicated to the modern art of the married couple Irene and Peter Ludwig, which explains the name.
Suermondt Ludwig Museum
Founded in 1883 and named after Barthold Suermondt and the couple Irene and Peter Ludwig, the museum has been housed in the city palace “Villa Cassalette” since 1901. On display are painting and sculpture from the High Middle Ages to the modern age as well as goldsmithing, glass and vase painting as well as sketches, graphics and watercolors by famous artists.
Other museums in Aachen include:
- Computer museum of the RWTH Aachen
- Telecommunication Museum
- Contemporary art collection
- Friedrichs Customs Museum
Opera houses, theaters and cultural centers
Service number AachenTicket
Telephone: 0049 – (0) 180-5003464
DAS DA Theater
Telephone: 0049 – (0) 241-16 16 88
Fax: 0049 – (0) 241-16 18 77
Telephone: 0049 – (0) 241-47 46 10
Fax: 0049 – (0) 241-47 46 123
www: www. Grenzlandtheater.de
Theater and School Unit
Telephone: 0049 – (0) 241-4784 414
Fax: 0049 – (0) 241-4784 200
City puppet stage “Öcher Schängche”
Telephone: 0049 – (0) 241-432 7417
City Theater and Music Directorate Aachen
phone: 0049 – (0) 241-478 41
Fax: 0049 – (0) 241 – 4784-200
Telephone: 0049 – (0)
241 – 4784 244 Telephone: 0049 – (0) 241 – 4784 237
Fax: 0049 – (0) 241 – 4784 201
phone: 0049 – (0) 241-151155
Fax: 0049 – (0) 241-159571
Wellness and fitness
A visit to the Carolus Thermen in Aachen is undoubtedly a special treat. Here you will find a sauna world, a beauty world, a gourmet world and a thermal world.
Stadtgarten / Passstrasse 79 52070 Aachen Telephone: 0049 – (0) 241 – 182 74 – 0 www.carolus-thermen.de
The thermal baths are open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission costs up to 2.5 hours without the sauna world € 10
and with the sauna world € 20.
Up to 3.5 hrs respectively 11.50 € and 23 €
and up to 4.5 hrs 13 € or 26 €.
The entire day costs € 14.50 or € 29.
A multi-storey car park with a price of € 2.50 per car is available.
This soccer stadium is located on the northern edge of the Aachen city center and of course functions primarily as the venue for the soccer games of the German Bundesliga promoted Alemannia Aachen. There is space for 21,300 spectators, with 3,700 seats and 17,600 standing places. The stadium was built in 1928, but was expanded and rebuilt in the 1950s. Further expansions and renovations followed, and since then the stadium has delighted everyone who has visited it. You just have to experience the atmosphere here.
By the way
In 2006, the city of Aachen, together with the Alemannia Aachen association, decided to build a new stadium on the site of the Tivoli. The new stadium will have 27,000 seats (15,000 seats, 11,000 standing and 1,000 business seats) and a parking garage with 2,000 spaces. Further plans include an expansion of the stadium to 32,000 seats.
Aachen: Recommended excursions
As the westernmost city in Germany, Aachen is located in the so-called “Dreiländereck”, ie on the border of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. We therefore recommend cross-border visits to, for example, Liège, Bruges, Ghent or Maastricht.
This low mountain range near Aachen, which merges into the Ardennes and the Ösling in Belgium and Luxembourg, is up to 747 meters high (Hohe Acht). Certainly the best known in this mountain region is the Nürburgring with the Nordschleife, the 110 km2 Eifel National Park (approx. 50 km from Aachen) and the German Volcano Road. Furthermore, the Eifel impresses with its humid, mild climate and the many lakes (called “maars”) that indicate former volcanic activity, as well as streams, rivers and mineral springs. (For example, the companies Apollinaris and Gerolsteiner fill their mineral water bottles here.) In winter, winter sports fans visit the Eifel for its good winter sports offers.
From Aachen – in the direction of Reims – it is approx. 140 km to the French border. And if you have a little more time, you could pay a visit to the city of Reims, which is around 220 km southwest of Aachen. The northern French city of Lille is located about 220 km west of Aachen , and this is also worth a visit.
The border with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is around 75 km south of Aachen. A visit to the small country and its capital of the same name – at a distance of around 130 km from Aachen – could well be worthwhile.
This low mountain range of around 5,500 hectares is located between Germany and Belgium and merges seamlessly into the Ardennes. It is located about 30 kilometers from Aachen and partially forms the German-Belgian nature park Hohes Venn – Eifel (also nature park North Eifel), which extends over a total area of 2,485 km². The name “Veen” is Dutch and means “moor”; and in fact, large areas of raised bogs spread out in the High Fens. (By the way, a raised bog, in contrast to a low bog, is fed solely by rainwater.) The area is ideal for long hikes, some of which lead over wooden walkways because the ground is not always solid. In addition, if you are lucky, you can observe rare animals – which apparently only seems to apply to the other visitors.
If you want to visit the nature and animal protection zones, you should use a professional guide. Individual visits to these regions are prohibited.