Holiday rentals in Aachen
Aachen, a spa town in the German Rhineland, is among one of Germany's most historically significant cities, Charlemagne having 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. The coronations took place in the Aachener Dom or cathedral, which rivals Cologne Dom in its magnificence. The Rathaus or Town Hall, 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 perfect 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.
Enjoy an evening in the town centre just a stroll away from your holiday home in Aachen
Aachen has pubs, restaurants and cafes to suit every budget and taste and it is probably best to 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 and should you choose to rent a holiday apartment in Aachen during Advent, you can experience the city's fantastic traditional Christmas market. Another great reason to go for a holiday rental in 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 and it's not much further to get to Maastricht, or Liege which are both lovely destinations for a day trip.