Aachen Itinerary 2 Days

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2 Days in Aachen - Perfect Weekend Guide

Housing brilliant golden shrines, the German town of Aachen was once a royal city where Charlemagne built his imperial residence in the early 9th century. For close to next 600 years or so, every German Emperor was crowned in Aachen.
Apart from its rich historical heritage, Aachen has also long been famous for its curative hot springs which are heated by the Eifel volcanos up to a temperature of 74° Celsius and are perhaps the hottest in Europe! It thus comes as no wonder that Aachen is often referred to as the City of Water or the Spa Town.
Featuring enjoyable art, fine food, a number of museums and a pleasant weather mostly on the colder side, a weekend trip to Aachen is guaranteed to be fun. Go through this Aachen Itinerary 2 Days to know about the best way to spend 48 hours in Aachen.

How to spend 2 days in Aachen?

Day 1 In Aachen

Imperial Cathedral

Built by Charlemagne as a Palatine chapel, this is also the place where he was buried after his death in 805. The Marienschrein, the Ambon of Henry II, the Barbarossa chandelier, and the polished altarpiece of the Pala d’Oro beautiful housed in the cathedral are perfect examples of the medieval gold-work. Also worth a visit is the nearby Karlschrein, which is a golden repository that contains the exhumed bones of Charlemagne. An emblem of Aachen, there is no better place than this to begin your trip!

Cathedral Treasury

Home to one of the most significant and valuable collections of Medieval liturgical art in Europe, Cathedral Treasury is a part of the Imperial Cathedral. With pieces ranging across a period of approximately 1000 years, from Late Antiquity to the Gothic period, the dazzling exhibits in this treasury are sure to leave you spellbound.


A Classicist pavilion built in 1827, Elisenbrunnen is a spectacular monument named after Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria. An icon which represents this bathing and thermal region, Elisa Fountain contains water that is Kaiserquelle and contains hydrogen sulphide.

Day 2 In Aachen


Situated at the location of Aachen’s former weigh house, Couven-Museum is known for its spectacular collection of historical furniture. The original building that dates back to as early as 1662 is the ideal example of Aachen’s architectural history.

Centre Charlemagne

In the afternoon, make your way to Centre Charlemagne to relive the different eras of the city’s past. From the earliest Celtic settlements to Aachen’s foundation as a spa resort under the Romans, learn more about the details of Imperial coronations, religious unrest during the Reformation, and finally evolved into an industrial powerhouse at this fascinating museum.


End your visit to Aachen with a tour of the marketplace. Housing a number of popular tourist attractions like the town hall, Katschof, and The International Newspaper Museum, this one is much more than a quintessential market.

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