Aachen waP1090192s a very enjoyable town to visit. There is a variety of attractions to see and it was a very English friendly place. Its proximity to Belgium and The Netherlands is an added bonus.

City name: Aachen

Featured Attraction: Aachen Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage site), Dreiländerpunkt, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial

Web Site: Aachen- http://www.aachen.de/en/ts/Current_information/index.html In English.

Dreiländerpunkt- http://www.drielandenpunt.nl/ This link is in Dutch. I use Google translator for foreign language pages.

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial- https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/henri-chapelle-american-cemetery This is the American Battle Monuments Commission site. You can find links to all the other American cemeteries in the world here.

Tourist Information Location: Tourist Info Elisenbrunnen, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz, 52062 Aachen

TI website: http://www.aachen.de/EN/ts/40_service/40_80/index.html This is a link on the city web page and is in English.

Walking tours: A self-guided walking tour is available from the TI. It can also be downloaded from the TI website. English guided tours of the city and cathedral are also available. The city has a hop-on hop-off bus route.

Driving and parking: Aachen is relatively easy to navigate. There are several parking garages just outside the tourist area of the old city.

Distance from Wiesbaden: 2 ½ hours, 235 kilometers

Food: All types of restaurants from traditional German to Asian throughout the town. There are plenty of cafes and bakeries, many of which have outdoor seating in the squares.

Hotels: Most major chains have hotels in Aachen, many within easy walking distance from the old city.

Special events: See the Tourist Information website

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About the author: Sean


After 31 years, I retired as a marine engineer from the U.S. Coast Guard. Travels with the service took me to Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, Alaska and points north, and Antarctica.
I'm now a stay at home husband, taking care of travel arrangements and our two cats. I also do volunteer work in the local community.

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