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The Centre Charlemagne – Neues Stadtmuseum Aachen is the city museum, tracing the evolution of Aachen from the Neolithic era to the present day. It presents the history of the city according to the important eras -

  • Early settlement of Aachen from 5th century BC to 7th century AD – traces the origins of the city as a Roman city with thermal springs, followed by Franconian rule.
  • Charlemagne’s Palace and St Mary’s Church in the 8th - 9th century – details the Carolingian period, Charlemagne’s rein and Aachen’s rise to fame as a power centre in Europe. It focuses especially on Charlemagne, the founding father of France and Germany, who made Aachen the residence of the Carolingian monarch.
  • The city of coronations from the 10th to 16th century when it witnessed the coronation of 42 East Franconian and Roman-German monarchs, from Otto I in 936 to Ferdinand I in 1531.
  • The Baroque spa resort – In the 17th century, it witnessed a political and economic decline due to sectarian conflicts and the loss of coronations, exacerbated by the Great Fire of 1656. It was redeveloped as a health and spa resort for the wealthy in the 18th century.
  • Dawn of the modern age in the 19th century – as the Prussian government promoted industrial development.
  • From frontline town to its progression as a European city post World War II.

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About Centre Charlemagne

 Katschhof 1, 52062 Aachen, Germany

 +49 241 4324994

 http://www.route-charlemagne.eu

Centre Charlemagne and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral(0.1 km)
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.

Domschatzkammer

Domschatzkammer(0.1 km)
The Domschatzkammer or Cathedral Treasury in Aachen holds one of the most important church treasuries in northern Europe.

Rathaus

Rathaus(0 km)
The medieval City Hall of Aachen is a striking Gothic building in the Old Town.

Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst

Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst(1.4 km)
The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst is a modern art museum, showcasing European art from the 1960s onwards, and American pop and photorealistic art.

Aachen Christmas Market

Aachen Christmas Market(0.1 km)
Come winter, and the streets of the Old Town light up in anticipation of the festive season.

International Newspaper Museum

International Newspaper Museum(0.2 km)
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.

Elisenbrunnen

Elisenbrunnen(0.3 km)
Built in 1827, the Elisenbrunnen (Elisa Fountain) stands as a symbol of the more than 30 thermal springs in the Aachen basin area.

Couven-Museum

Couven-Museum(0.1 km)
The Couven Museum offers a glimpse into 18th and 19th century living, through displays of house interiors and furniture.

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