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Centre Charlemagne

Katschhof 1, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 241 4324902
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Not for hard Brexiteers

From about 500 AD the Roman empire in the west fell apart into a changing mass of small warring... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tony Trottie K
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United Kingdom
Interactive and brief

The interactive elements helped connect the time period to modern times. The characters introduced... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Jenny H
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Regensburg, Germany
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“audio guide” (13 reviews)
“modern times” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Katschhof 1, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 241 4324902
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Tony Trottie K
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Learn about Aachen's history from the Romans to the present day. Very nicely organized. Use the guided audio, it is worth it.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I wish that someone had told us to visit this venue at the beginning of our visit to Aachen rather than at the end, because it is an ideal way to gain good insights into the history of the city from pre-Roman to modern times....More

3  Thank John B
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The name is rather misleading, as this is a museum detailing the history of the city from Roman times till after WWO II. There are very few English signs, but there is an English audio guide available. The audio guide is informative, but rather long-winded...More

1  Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We found the museum mildly interesting with some exhibits lacking an English translation so we had to guess. My favorite was a huge photo of a George Formby lookalike British Tommy wearing Charlemagne's crown and puffing a Woodbine cigarette showing scant regard for the priceless...More

Thank Jonatenner
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jctrn1
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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
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