Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Aachen

The 2000-year old imperial city of Aachen is a cosmopolitan town with historical flair. Located at the heart of the border triangle between Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium, Aachen sits right in the middle of a region worth exploring. The town itself is known, among other things, for being the imperial capital under Charles the Great (who was laid to rest here), and for the Aachener Printen, a variety of gingerbread originating from here.

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Aachen Cathedral

The Aachen Cathedral is one of the most popular occidental monuments. Thirty German kings have been crowned here, Charles the Great is buried here and it is still the most important pilgrimage church in the region. You could say it is a must for friends of cultural-historic architectural monuments.
Adresse: Domhof 1, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 477090
Åpningstider: Daily 7.00-18.00

Dom Treasury

The treasury of the Aachen Cathedral is regarded as the most significant church treasury north of the Alps. It shows its more than 100 works of arts in different levels grouped into five themes, including unique exhibits like the "Cross of Lothar", the "Bust of Charlemagne" and the "Proserpinasarkophag".
Adresse: Johannes-Paul-II.-Straße, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 47709127

Centre Charlemagne

The Centre Charlemagne is the new city museum in the heart of the former borough Charles the Great. Here the history of city comes to life and presents the time Aachen becoming the centre of the Franconia Empire. Apart from that, the Centre Charlemagne is the starting point and interface of the Route Charlemagne that connects all the important places to a walk through the city.
Adresse: Katschhof 1, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 4324919

Aachener Rathaus

In the beginning of the 14th century the Aachen citizens overtook the dilapidated palace of Charles the Great and built up todays guildhall. Still today the monumental crowning hall reminds about the coronation feast located here 500 years ago.
Adresse: Markt, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 432 7310
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-18.00

Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst

The Ludwig Collection is with more than 14,000 works of one of the largest and most important art collections in the world. These include alone more than 3,000 works of artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean Michel Basquiat. Special exhibitions present current positions of contemporary art.
Adresse: Jülicher Straße 97-109, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 1807104
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 12.00-18.00, Thu 12.00-20.00 and Sat-Sun 11.00-18.00

Suermondt-Ludwig Museum

The Suermondt-Ludwig Museum stands for art from antiquity to the modern classics. Outstanding is the medieval sculpture collection. Moreover, you will find great works of artists as Rembrandt, Cranadch and Anthonis van Dyck. All this is complemented by a print room, a series of glass paintings and an exceptionally rich collection of arts and crafts.
Adresse: Wilhelmstr.18, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 479800
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 12.00-18.00, Thu 12.00-20.00 and Sat-Sun 11.00-18.00


Since 1958, the "House Monheim" is an exhibition place particularly impressive evidence of upper-class style of home furniture. The rooms form a harmonious ensemble of the various decorating styles from Rococo through to Biedermeier.
Adresse: Hühnermarkt 17, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 4324421
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 10.00-18.00

Internationales Zeitungsmuseum

The international newspaper museum offers one of the most modern and informative exhibitions applying to the international media landscape of the 21th century. In an easy and vivid way it mediates media competence. Special about the museum is that you can have a look at 200.000 different international newspapers out of five centuries.
Adresse: Pontstraße 13, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 4324910
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 10.00-18.00

Aachen Theatre

A combination of spectacular plays, amazing operas and national celebrated concerts - that is Aachen Theatre. It takes you into the land beyond the limits of everyday life and invites you to encounter with characters and stories that touch and move.
Adresse: Theaterplatz, Aachen
Telefon: + 49241 4784 244
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 11.00-19.00

Aachener Tierpark Euregiozoo

The zoo has blossomed out to become one of the most popular recreational facilities in the region. The prize is worth and you get a lot to see and do, especially for children and families. Not to forget, the Euregiozoo houses around 1,000 animals of 200 species and breeds in an area of approximately 8.9 ha.
Adresse: Obere Drimbornstrasse 44, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 59385

Hanswurst - The Sausage Restaurant

Looking for a German snack to have between seeing the cathedral and doing a great shopping tour? At Hanswurst you get sausages with various different sauces either served with a bread roll or fries. In summer it is lovely to sit outside and observe the hustle and bustle on the Münsterplatz.
Adresse: Münsterplatz 6, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 47581491

La Becasse

La Becasse serves upscale French cuisine and is known as one of Aachen’s most sophisticated restaurants. You can choose between a meal with multiple courses or French classics for dinner, whereas the lunch menu changes daily. La Becasse is also part of the collaboration project “Crossing Borders – a taste of Euregio”, that organises events with Dutch and Belgian chefs.
Adresse: Hanbrucher Straße 1, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 7 44 44
Åpningstider: Mon & Sat 19:00-22:00, Tue-Fri 12:00-14:00, 19:00-22:00

Am Knipp

Am Knipp is one of those typical German restaurants where they serve traditional, meat-based German dishes. It is Aachen’s oldest eatery — over 300 years old — and offers a good location in the city centre and a beer garden for warm summer evenings. It is recommended to book a table in advance as the place is very popular.
Adresse: Bergdriesch 3, Aachen
Telefon: + 49 241 331 68
Åpningstider: Mon, Wed-Fri from 17.00, Sat & Sun from 18.00

Sankt Benedikt

Located in the historic centre Kornelimünsters nearby Aachen, the restaurant has a stunning French-cosmopolitan kitchen honoured with a Michelin star. Weekly the lunch card changes due to the season and regional products they can integrate. Even it is a ten minutes’ drive from the centre of Aachen, it is absolutely worth going here.
Adresse: Benediktusplatz 12, Aachen
Telefon: +49 240 82888
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 12.00-14.00 and 19.00-24.00, Sat 19.00-24.00

Al Triangolo

If you are looking for a wonderful Italian place in the city centre, you will be right here. Everything is Italian, not just the kitchen, it is the atmosphere as well as the cook- just a good place to spend a cosy evening with pasta, meat, fish and fresh vegetable.
Adresse: Rommelsgasse 2-3, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 31704

Oishii Sushi

It is the most beautiful place to eat Sushi in town. All food is freshly prepared and you can choose between various different options - there are even some dishes for people who do not want to go for Sushi itself. What is more, if you are seated in the main room just after the entrance, you have a chance to observe the Sushi masters preparing it all.
Adresse: Pontstraße 85, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 9008360
Åpningstider: Daily 12.00-24.00

Restaurant Polonia

Polonia serves Polish specialities that are traditionally meat-based, but also include a variety of soup and dumpling dishes. The interior is simple and pricing affordable, which makes this place a popular spot for lunch and dinner, or even just a pint of Polish beer.
Adresse: Marienbongard 24-28, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 402252
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 11.30-22.00, Fri 11.30-23.00, Sun 13.00-22.00

AKL Lebanese Kitchen

With the philosophy of self-made and fresh dishes from their own traditional recipes, AKL is the place you have to visit for the best Lebanese food in the area. The card is simple, so they can keep preparing everything just in the moment you order. Due to the fact that the restaurant is sooner a small place, you can also take your food away or just take a seat in the bar next door called "Egmont", then the AKL staff will bring the food to you there.
Adresse: Pontstr. 1-3, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 46 86 48 44
Åpningstider: Daily 12.00-23.00


If you’re up to a classic American diner-style experience, Homeburgers is worth a visit. Besides their usual menu, you can create an individual burger or choose the weekly special. All burgers can be served as vegetarian options or to go.
Adresse: Komphausbadstr. 25, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 997 754 64
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat from 12:00, Sun from 15:00


Directly at Lavenstein, the old tower of the Aachen city walls, you will find ESTOR. In their crossover cuisine land meets sea, lavender saffron, and dishes from France the foreign freshness of Thailand. Known classics are reinterpreted for you with new ingredients. Delight not always needs to be complicated, that is what the restaurant's philosophy is like.
Adresse: Gerlachstraße 20-22, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 47583261
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 12.00-14.30 and from 18.00

Café van den Daele

Close to the border, a Belgian café is must-go if you are spending a weekend in Aachen. Cakes, pastries, hot chocolate, coffee and more you will ever imagine is served here, even hearty meals. People also call it an ancient parlour for having your afternoon-teatime.
Adresse: Büchel 18, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 35724
Åpningstider: Daily 9.00-18.00

Nobis Printen Bäckerei

Nobis Printen is the place to go to try Aachen’s typical baked goods, including the Aachener Printen. They have several branches all over town and offer all kinds of baked goods and bread. This is both a place to enjoy a cup of coffee and gingerbread and purchase yummy souvenirs for loved ones.
Adresse: Münsterplatz 2, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 968000
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 09:00-19:00, Sat & Sun 09:00-18:00

Café Middelberg

You find Café Middelberg just two minutes walk from the cathedral, serving a great breakfast, freshly cooked lunch and fantastic cakes. On Sundays you have the possibility to enjoy a large brunch buffet.
Adresse: Rethelstrasse 6, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 39167
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9.00-18.30, Sat 9.00-18.00, Sun 10.30-18.00

Café zum Mohren

Just a step away from the cathedral, the café invites you to stay for an Italian espresso, homemade ice-cream, cake specialities as well as diverse cocoa and coffee variants. In summer time it is a pleasure to sit outside and enjoy an ice-cream in the sun.
Adresse: Hof 4, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 35 200
Åpningstider: Daily from 10.00


One place for the whole day that is what you will find coming to Lammerskötter. From the world-popular breakfast, a fresh and healthy lunch up to incredible cake and pastries, the café in Burtscheid does not promise too much. Not to forget, the service is fantastic.
Adresse: Kapellenstraße 2, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 1607783


Pausenbrot is famous for the sumptuous sandwiches (Pausenbrot in German), made of sourdough and served in all kinds of varieties. They also offer a small breakfast selection, pastries and cake, as well as home-made lemonade. Plus, they take pride in their organic takeaway packaging.
Adresse: Pontstraße 5, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 99 77 55 47
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 09:00-18:00, Sun 09:00-17:00

Cafe Kittel

Cafe Kittel is simply a special institution in Aachen: A bit run down a bit nice, a bit shabby, but you will love it. The drink prices are good, just as the service and it is a great place to enjoy your time or to finish the evening with some beer.
Adresse: Pontstr. 39, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 36560
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-2.00

Leni liebt Kaffee

Leni liebt Kaffee started out as a small, independent roastery and now operates two branches in Aachen. They offer all-day breakfast, pie and — of course — a variety of coffee specialities. Reservations are recommended for peak hours since the café tends to get crowded.
Adresse: Buchkremerstr. 6, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 57 60 01 95
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri from 08.00, Sat & Sun from 09:00


The Domkeller is a bar that has been here for a long time and became a place to be in the city. It is a cultural place, offering a learning place for students on weekdays, serving great beer selections and playing life music on the weekends.
Adresse: Hof 1, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 34265
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 10.00-2.00, Fri-Sat 10.00-3.00

Last Exit

You might call it a café, restaurant, bar or party location - the last exit provides you all the different styles of gastronomy. It is a bit outside the city centre in the Jakobsviertel, but still just a ten minutes walk from the cathedral. In spring and summer it is attracted by a magnet due to its big terrace. Mostly you will find students at Last Exit.
Adresse: Krakaustr. 1, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 34647
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10.00-2.00, Sat-Sun 10.00- Open End

Cafe & Bar zuhause

Cafe & Bar zuhause has it all: board games, books, movie screenings, bowling, live music and comedy. It is a very popular place for a cosy get-together with friends, furnished with vintage sofas and armchairs. Look out for their special events, like Family Day.
Adresse: Sandkaulstr. 109/111, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 9278 9974
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri from 18:00, Sat & Sun from 14:00

Hotel Europa

Hotel Europa is a two at once location: A living room-bar and a cellar-nightclub. The audience spreads from students up to other people open for a relaxed and alternative evening.
Adresse: Südstraße 54, Aachen
Telefon: +49 177 8246717
Åpningstider: Fri-Sat 20.00-5.00, Wed-Thu 20.00-4.00

Zum Goldenen Schwein

If you would translate the name of the pub, you would speak of the golden pig you are visiting. It is a perfect place to come with friends and enjoying a beer or wine. As it is an old but new-renovated pub, the atmosphere is nice and warm. If the weather allows, you will be invited to sit outside in their beer garden.
Adresse: Franzstraße 40, Aachen
Telefon: +49 163 2759190
Åpningstider: Tue-Thu 19.00-1.30, Fri 19.00-3.30, Sat 18.00-03.30

Vielharmonie Aachen

You can eat, drink, celebrate and for sure there is enough places for all of you coming. Students tend to go there for the cocktails and having the chance to meet friends in a laid-back atmosphere. Every Sunday evening, visitors can enjoy a perfectly great tapas buffet.
Adresse: Pontstraße 101-105, Aachen
Telefon: +49 69 27 235 270
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–close

Apollo Kino & Bar

Why not call Apollo the centre of music, dance and film in Aachen? You find a cinema showing arts cinema, often you can also see movies in their original language. At the same time the location broadcasts sports and sets up well-known parties in their club.
Adresse: Pontstraße 141-149, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 900 84 84

Café Madrid

Here you can have the greatest parties almost every evening of the week. Especially on Wednesday a lot of students come in and make the most of it. Due to the fact that it is located in the party district of Aachen you are able to do party hopping from there on easily.
Adresse: Pontstraße 141-149, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 160 52 01

Factory-Outlet-Center Lindt

A visit to Lindt is worth for those who want to buy tasty chocolate specialties. You get all different types of chocolates for a reasonable price and have the chance to dive in into the world of chocolate.
Adresse: Süsterfeldstaße 130, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 8881
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8.30-20.00, Sat 9.00-18.00


Prego is the boutique standing for classic clothes, quality, amazing shoes and bags as well as matching accessories. The label sparkles with innovative concepts always bringing the newest catwalk styles to the shop, getting all their products from Italy.
Adresse: Kleinmarschierstraße 48, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 40029436
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-18.00

Villa Kunterbunt

You will find real good toys and baby clothes as well as unusual gift ideas for adults.
Adresse: Markt 1, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 24868
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-18.00

Contigo Fair Trade Shop

Dive into the world of fair trade and be there when their top organic coffee is roasted. Enjoy a coffee at the bar! The product range includes coffee and organic teas, organic chocolate and a wide range of beautiful things from all over the world.
Adresse: Krämerstraße 20-34, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 4636 0096
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10.00-19.00

Weinhaus Lesemeister

The Wine House Lesmeister is in terms of quality and excellent service a fixed location for wine lovers. You will find finest wine for all occasions - from local wine for every day to the selected drop for special occasion.
Adresse: Pontstraße 60, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 404932
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-17.00

Mayersche Buchhandlung

Here you find everything you can imagine coming along with books on four floors: From the current bestseller about timeless classics and specialist literature, school reading, picture books and journals up to calendars, many beautiful things and a large selection of foreign literature, you will find certainly something to laugh, dream or simply happy to have.
Adresse: Buchkremerstraße 1-7, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 47770
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9.30-20.00


If you are looking for something to buy especially in terms of clothes, shoes and accessories, the Adalbertstraße will be the right location to go for. Brands like Zara, H&M, Mango, Görtz and Promod have a store down in this street and are happy to welcome shoppers from all around the world.
Adresse: Adalbertstraße, Aachen

Nobis Printen

What are so called Printen? You should know that before entering the city Aachen. The gingerbread cookies invented, produced and sold here are famous and have to be tried. Nobis Printen is one of the companies who produces many variations with nuts, chocolate or almonds and has shops all over the city.
Adresse: Münsterplatz 3, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 968000


Another great street for shopping in Aachen, having stores like Tommy Hilfiger, Sacha and Hallhuber. Here you can have a walk through finding all shops side by side and afterwards take a break in the Elisengarten just around the corner.
Adresse: Dahmengraben, Aachen


The Öcher Wagen taxi company offers a 24 hour transportation service.
Adresse: Komphausbadstrasse 26, Aachen
Telefon: +49 241 91993399
Åpningstider: Daily 24 hours

Passport / Visa

Germany can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Germany has a mild climate year-round, with warm summers and cool winters, but it does have a high percentage of humidity. Aachen is mostly visited by tourists during the months between July and October due to warmer temperatures and low chance of rain, so expect higher prices regarding accommodation. The winter season on the other hand sees the least amount of tourists, and due to the holidays the city is decorated with lights and hosts Christmas markets. Spring is also not particularly crowded, with slightly higher temperatures.

Maastricht Aachen Airport

Maastricht Aachen Airport is located 40 km north from the city in the Netherlands. There are regular bus services running between the airport and the city's central station. The jouney time is around 45 minutes. Taxis take around 30 minutes.
Adresse: Airport Maastricht Aachen, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 358 9898

Public Transport

Aachen has a public transport system based on buses and the regional train system. However you can easily reach all points of interests within walking distance.
Telefon: +49 241 1688 3040


Deutsche Post is located at Alter Posthof. Smaller offices are dotted around the city often with machines to buy stamps.
Adresse: Kapuzinergraben 19, Aachen
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9.00-18.00, Sat 9.00-14.00


There are a lot of pharmacies all over the city. The local newspaper have details on which pharmacy is open for emergencies. The Elisenbrunnen Apotheke is located just in opposite of the tourism office.
Adresse: Kapuzinergraben 1, Aachen


Country code: +49 Area code: 0241


In Germany the standard voltage is 230 V while the frequency is 50 Hz. Power sockets are of type F for two-pin plugs.