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|Name of the city||Aachen|
|Name in French||Aix-la-Chapelle|
Aquisgranum (medieval name)
Aquis Villa (documented name of the city in 765)
|Country||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Location||In the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia at the border triangle between Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands,
right on the border with the Netherlands and Belgium.
|Region||Region of Cologne|
|Function of the city||District-free bathing and spa town
Member of the Rhineland
Regional Association, the westernmost German city,
seat of the Catholic aid organizations Missio, Misereor and Die Sternsinger
Studentenstadt (approx. 40,000)
|Area||approx. 161 km²|
|Religions||Vva. Catholic and Protestant Christianity In
addition, there are free churches and other Christian associations (e.g. Old Catholic, Free Christian Congregation,
Greek Orthodox Congregation) in the city as well as Islamic and Jewish institutions
|National currency||Euro (1 € = 100 cents)|
|Elevations or mountains||Hohes Venn (about 30 km north)
Slate mountains on the left bank of the Rhine (Eifel)
|Tourist Information||Aachen tourist service
Verkehrsverein Bad Aachen eV
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.aachen-tourist.deVerkehrsverein Bad Aachen eV
aachen incoming service
PO Box 10 22 51
Tel: 0049 – (0) 241 – 1 80 29-50 or -51
Fax: 0049 – (0) 241 – 1 80 29 30
Email: incoming @ aachen-tourist.de
|Telephone code with country code||0049 – (0) 241 – subscriber number|
|Time||= CET or in summer CEST (Central European Summer Time)|
|Line voltage, line frequency||230/400 volts and 50 hertz|
Neighborhoods, squares, streets and markets
The founding of the Aachen district of Burtscheid goes back to the year 997. Acting as an independent town until 1897, Burtscheid has been part of the Aachen-Mitte district since 1972. Burtscheid’s importance is related to the hottest springs in Central Europe, which were already used by the Celts and Romans and today make Burtscheid a kind of spa district within the spa town of Aachen. The hottest spring in Burtscheid has a temperature of 76 ° C and is therefore also the hottest in Central Europe. The healing springs in the area are ideal for drinking and bathing cures. Apart from the healing springs, there are also other very important buildings in Burtscheid. These were built by the Aachen builder Johann Couven and are relatively close to one another. According to militarynous, Aachen is a city located in Germany bordering with Belgium and the Netherlands.
There is a small memorial on this square, which the citizens of Aachen have erected as a memorial to a chicken thief. The thief had stolen chickens, including a rooster that began to “kikerikin” horribly and betrayed the thief. The Couven Museum is located on the square.
This square, which is dominated above all by the town hall, is certainly the most important square in Aachen. In the middle of the square is a monument from 1620 dedicated to Emperor Charlemagne. However, the original is in the town hall for environmental reasons. Because of its bowl shape, the bronze bowl of the monument is called “Eäzekomp” (pea bowl).
At this triangular square at the end of Körbergasse there are numerous restaurants where people meet to eat, drink and chat. In summer, small artists such as musicians, comedians and jugglers perform their art in a small amphitheater. The courtyard is a cross between Roman and later Franconian architecture. The white arched pillars in the middle of the square are reminiscent of Roman times; the ensemble is known as the “portico”. However, the columns are later replicas; while the remaining parts of the originals are in Bonn in the State Museum.
The Katschhof is a large, almost rectangular square that is located between the town hall and the cathedral. The square got its name from the term “Kax”, which was used to describe a stake that used to stand here. The palace court of Charlemagne used to be located here. Large events take place regularly on this square, such as the city festival, the old town flea market, the cultural summer, the annual wine festival and, of course, part of the Christmas market.
In this square, which was once used as a fish market, there are now restaurants and shops. A fountain in the square, the “Fischpüddelchen” is supposed to remind of the former function as a fish market. The fountain was created in 1911 by H. Ledebur. Up until the beginning of the 19th century, newborn babies from Aachen were baptized in the Johannes chapel, also known as the baptismal chapel, located here.
This little alley begins with the sculpture of a little girl holding a Printenmann in her hand. It was designed by the artist Hubert Lönike. The Aachener Printen (Öcher Printe) is, so to speak, the national pastry of Aachen. Opposite the sculpture is the oldest Aachen cafe, the “Leo van den Daele”, where you can enjoy numerous cakes and other delicacies in traditional surroundings in addition to Aachener Printen. The building dates from 1655. The street leads towards the cathedral, which is not far away.
Several markets take place in Aachen every year. The most popular and almost famous are certainly the European artisan market, which spreads in the city center, and the historical fair. The latter takes place in Kornelimünster.