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The Centre Charlemagne is a small, modern museum that is larger than it looks. Located between the cathedral and town hall, it provides an overview of the history of Aachen from Roman times to the present day.
I was particularly impressed by a large, interactive...More
Discover a piece of fascinating history of Aachen while strolling in the old city center; the Aachen Dom Cathedral with magnificent pieces of sacred art, the Centre de Charlemagne where you get a vivid impression of the inspiring leadership of Charlemagne, his castle, lots of...More
From about 500 AD the Roman empire in the west fell apart into a changing mass of small warring kingdoms. Charlemagne was the Frankish king who put (most of it ) back together again( temporarily). For this Pope Gregory made him Holy Roman Emperor ....More
The interactive elements helped connect the time period to modern times. The characters introduced in one part of the centered were used in another part to add to the story. The care in the way the displays and artifacts connected was evident. The coin display...More
This museum was much more interesting than I expected. The space doesn't look big, nor does it give that overwhelming overload of information look, and yet there's plenty to see, explore, look at and read up on. This is thanks to its clever lay out,...More
This is the first museum that I visited upon arriving in Aachen, that is after signing up for the 2.00pm Dom tour. The Centre Charlemagne is located just behind the Rathaus in a modernish building. The entrance is just next to the cafe.
While I'm a history nut I'm well aware that most tourists (including my wife!) aren't going to spend hour after hour in dry and dusty museums. That's why I was impressed by this bright, simply laid out museum. It had a straightforward chronological outline of...More
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i don't believe it is still there. The Elisenbrunnen is the thermal spring where you can see and taste the mineral waters which the area is famous for. Even if Charlemagne didn't use it you should visit the carolus thermen... More
i don't believe it is still there. The Elisenbrunnen is the thermal spring where you can see and taste the mineral waters which the area is famous for. Even if Charlemagne didn't use it you should visit the carolus thermen spa (include the saunas) for a relaxing afternoon)