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Ponttor or Bridge Tower is one of two remaining medieval city gates.
Ponttor or Bridge Tower is one of two remaining medieval city gates. Built in the 14th century as part of the city’s second wall, the 3 stock-tower castle is located just outside of the original 13th century city wall.
Located on the Lousberg hill, the Belvedere is a former water tower with a revolving restaurant on top
The International Newspaper Museum in the Great House holds one of the world's largest collection of newspapers, with over 200,000 issues from the 17th to the 21th century
Haus Lowenstein is a 14th century Gothic building on the Aachen market square, that has been a house, a tavern and an inn over the centuries
The Centre Charlemagne – Neues Stadtmuseum Aachen is the city museum, tracing the evolution of Aachen from the Neolithic era to the present day
The medieval City Hall of Aachen is a striking Gothic building in the Old Town
The Domschatzkammer or Cathedral Treasury in Aachen holds one of the most important church treasuries in northern Europe
The Grashaus on Fischmarkt square was built in 1267 as the original town hall
Come winter, and the streets of the Old Town light up in anticipation of the festive season
The Bahkauv fountain in Aachen represents a mythical 'river-calf' which, as legend has it, pounced on drunken men's backs as they staggered home from the bar after a night of heavy drinking
The Granusturm dates back to the 8th century and is the oldest surviving section of the Aachen Palace complex of Carolingian kings