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The Marschiertor, also known as the Burtscheider Gate, is the south gate of the outer city wall and one of two surviving medieval gates in Aachen.
The Marschiertor, also known as the Burtscheider Gate, is the south gate of the outer city wall and one of two surviving medieval gates in Aachen. The 13th century gate has twin towers, with a central rectangular structure connecting them and giving it a hipped roof. The Maschiertor was largely damaged in World War II bombings and restored thereafter.
Theatre Aachen is home to the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, and hosts productions of operas, concerts, and plays
Built in 1827, the Elisenbrunnen (Elisa Fountain) stands as a symbol of the more than 30 thermal springs in the Aachen basin area
The Puppenbrunnen or Fountain of Dolls on Krämerstraße was created in 1975 by Aachen sculptor Boniface Stirnberg
The Aachen Cathedral, also known as Imperial Cathedral, is a 9th century imposing church where 42 German monarchs have been coronated over the ages, from Otto I in 936 to Ferdinand I in 1531
The Couven Museum offers a glimpse into 18th and 19th century living, through displays of house interiors and furniture
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
The Grashaus on Fischmarkt square was built in 1267 as the original town hall