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Learn about Charlemagne and his kingdom

Very interesting experience and a must for history buffs. Informative and surprising at the same... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aachen, Germany
Great overview of Aachen’s history

The Centre Charlemagne is a small, modern museum that is larger than it looks. Located between the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Katschhof 1, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting experience and a must for history buffs. Informative and surprising at the same time. Definitely worth a visit once in Aachen.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to know more about Charlemagne and about Aachen, this is really the place to go to. This museum is big and modern. But if you don't speak German, better take an audio-guide.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Arganita
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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

3  Thank Tony Trottie K
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

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

2  Thank Ariadne1577
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a beautiful museum laid out very well, with a lot of history. It is important to get the audio guide to understand the historical significance of Aachen

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

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. Depending on...More

1  Thank AFAK25
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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

2  Thank AllanJGJ
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1 October 2015|
Response from James188113 | Reviewed this property |
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