Holiday rentals in Aachen
Aachen, a spa town in the German Rhineland, is among one of Germany's most historically significant cities – rent a holiday apartment Aachen to get to know the city best. Charlemagne made Aachen the capital of his empire, and, like its twin town Reims, in France, it was the location for kings' coronations for hundreds of years. They were crowned in the Aachener Dom, which rivals Cologne Dom in its magnificence. The Rathaus has life-sized statues of fifty of those rulers. The Treasury of the Dom, with its fantastic display of relics and treasures, is also worth a visit. Keep an eye out for city's many fountains, particularly the Puppenbrunnen, Elisenbrunnen, and the Bahkauv.
Aachen holiday rentals are for museum lovers – when in the city you can visit the Internationales Zeitungsmuseum, which is a newspaper museum, the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, which houses art and sculpture from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, the Ludwig Forum, which houses modern and pop art, and many other museums, galleries and exhibition spaces.
Aachen has pubs, restaurants and cafes to suit every budget and taste; head to the central squares Markt and Katschhof for the best selection, particularly in summer when everybody sits outside. Don't miss the chance to try the local speciality, Aachener Printen, a delicious spiced biscuit. Rheinisch cuisine uses a lot of pork, beef, and potatoes, to make hearty stews and roasts – perfect for a cold winter's evening, should you choose to rent a holiday apartment Aachen during Advent, for the city's fantastic traditional Christmas market.
Another great reason to go for a holiday rental Aachen is the surrounding area. It's just a short drive – or bike ride! - to Dreiländereck, the place where the German, Belgian and Dutch borders meet. It's not much further to get to Maastricht, or Liege, both lovely destinations for a day trip.