Excursion to Aachen by train

Excursion to Aachen by train
  • tour place
    Meeting point : Cologne train station
  • tour duration
    Duration : 05:00
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Do you want to explore the city that Charlemagne completely fell in love with? Don't hesitate and book this excursion to Aachen by train from Cologne. It will leave you speechless!


At the indicated time we will meet at the Cologne Central Station and take a train that will take us to the westernmost city in Germany: Aachen.

After an hour of travel, we will leave the station and begin a guided tour of the historic center of Aachen. First, we will cross one of the entrances to the medieval wall, Marschiertor, which dates back to the 13th century. As we walk through the streets of the old town, we will delight in the aroma of the pastry shops dedicated to the famous Printen cookies. They have become an emblem!

Finally, we will reach the Aachen Cathedral and its Treasury, a colossal monumental complex with origins dating back to the 8th century. You will be speechless! And do you want to know the relationship of this temple with the former king of the Franks? We will learn all about its history at the next stop: the Charlemagne Center.

Next, we will contemplate the building par excellence of Carolingian architecture, the famous Town Hall of Aachen, and we will pass by the bourgeois house converted into the Couven Museum and the picturesque doll fountain, the most famous in the German city.

We will end this two-hour tour at the most important tourist center in 18th century Europe: the Elisenbrunnen building. After that, you will have an hour and a half of free time to continue exploring Aachen on your own.

Finally, we will meet again at Aachen station to take the train back to Cologne.

What is included

-Round trip train between Cologne and Aachen.

-Guided visit.

Meeting point - Look for the orange umbrella

Cologne train station

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