Twin towns


Map of Aachen showing location in relation to GermanyStatue of Charlemagne, AachenAachen sweetshop window display

If you have ever wondered about the city of Aachen in Germany, here are a few details.

Besides being twinned with Halifax, Aachen is also twinned with:

In 1978 Aachen Cathedral|External link became the first German building to be put on the UNESCO list of the World's Cultural Heritage. The central feature of the cathedral is the eight-cornered dome, the Octagon, built by Charlemagne to house valuable relics sent from Constantinople and Jerusalem.

A walk round Aachen is a journey through different centuries - medieval fortifications, Gothic Churches, Baroque town houses and delightful fountains.

Aachen is famous for Aachener Printen which is a kind of gingerbread as well as for needle making, the annual International Horse Show and the Charlemagne Peace Prize.

Web sites

Willkommen in Aachen|External link
German language site containing information about the city of Aachen, including the city centre, buildings and technology.

Aachen: Touristisches Portal der Stadt|External link
German language site containing tourist information about Aachen.

Aachen: City Information|External link
English language site containing current tourist information about Aachen. The site also contains numerous links to hotels, guided tours, museums and dining information

How to get to Aachen|External link
English language site detailing transport links to Aachen via the following methods: car; train; coach; plane; public transport; Euregio train and car sharing.

Last Updated: 28/01/2015