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Aachen Cathedral - Things to Know Before Visiting

Domhof 1, 52062 Aachen, Germany

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About Aachen Cathedral

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen, Germany, and one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe. It was constructed by an order from the emperor Charlemagne in 814. Since 1802, it is the mother church of the Diocese of Aachen.

Attractions Near Aachen Cathedral

Labyrint Drielandenpunt
Labyrint Drielandenpunt5.07km from Aachen Cathedral

Labyrinth is Europe’s largest outdoor shrub maze. It was built by British landscape artist Adrian Fisher who used 17,000 hornbeam shDreiländereck rubs to constitute the maze. Not only is the maze the most South-Easterly place in the Netherlands, it is also the highest.

Mergellandroute 5.38km from Aachen Cathedral

The Mergelland route is a tourist route mapped out by the ANWB and runs through one of the hilliest parts of the Netherlands , namely South Limburg. The Mergelland route is a popular and often driven route for holidaymakers through the Limburg Heuvelland with a length of 110 kilometers by car and motorcycle or 127 kilometers by bicycle.

Vijlenerbos8.87km from Aachen Cathedral

The Vijlenerbos is an approximately 650 ha large forest and nature reserve near the town of Vijlen in the Dutch Limburg municipality of Vaals . Small parts of the Belgian municipality of Blieberg are located on the southern edge of the forest . The Vijlenerbos actually consists of several forests, all of which are owned by Staatsbosbeheer . it is therefore sometimes referred to as the Vijlenerbossen.

Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij
Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij9.77km from Aachen Cathedral

The Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij is a foundation that operates the steam train service on the railway line between Kerkrade and Schin op Geul , a tourist railway , under the museum name Miljoenenlijn . The section between Kerkrade and Simpelveld is part of the Miljoenenlijn . Up to and including 2016, Schin op Geul and Valkenburg also ran.

GaiaZOO10.81km from Aachen Cathedral

GaiaZOO Zuid-Limburg is one of the most beautiful zoos in the Benelux. It has won many awards and succeeds in living up to its own GaiaZOO theory. It hosts approximately 100 different species. Besides traditional zoo animals such as gorillas, rhinoceroses, lions, zebras , GaiaZOO has some species which cannot be found in other Dutch zoos such as Amazon bush dogs, wolverines, muskoxen and bat-eared foxes.

SnowWorld Landgraaf
SnowWorld Landgraaf11.97km from Aachen Cathedral

SnowWorld Landgraaf is a company with indoor ski slopes on the Wilhelminaberg in Landgraaf in the Dutch province of Limburg . It is operated by SnowWorld Leisure NV . In addition to the branch in Landgraaf, this company also has branches in Zoetermeer, Amsterdam, Rucphen and Terneuzen. Until 2020, Snowworld Landgraaf was the largest ski hall in the world with almost 35,000 m² of snow, in January SNØ opened in Norway with 36,000 m² of snow.

Where is Aachen Cathedral

Discover More Attractions in North Rhine-Westphalia, Where Aachen Cathedral Is Located

North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populated state in the country, with 17,912,134 people representing 21.5% of the population. It is located in western Germany, covering an area of 34,084 km, which makes it the fourth largest state out of 16 states in Germany.