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Aachen Cathedral And Palatine Chapel This city was founded by the Romans who were attracted by rich deposits of minerals. For a long time it was just another industrial center, but during the times of Charles the Great the town became very popular and famous. King Charles gave Aachen many privileges and even made the city a residence of Frankish kings.
Aachen offers its guests to visit the best gastronomic facilities, each of which is distinguished by different original dishes. Oebel bakery is very popular among tourists. During the … Open
Aachen is very attractive for tourists due to wide selection of places of interest, ancient buildings and entertainments. Tourists can also enjoy various engaging excursions and sightseeing. Local Cathedral remains the main symbol of Aachen. This church is also present in the list of the world's heritage by UNESCO. This architectural treasure amazes not only by its size, but also by the luxury decorations and design of halls. The main hall of the cathedral is equipped by the magnificent chandelier. This chandelier is the gift of Frederick I Barbarossa. This church is in very good state and has everything remaining on its places. For example, tourists still can visit treasury or see the marble throne of Charles the Great. This is also the place where the sarcophagus with the remains of the great king is stored. This sacred place will be interesting not only from the point of terrific architecture, but also as a point of historic values as the relics kept here are museum exhibits of a great value.
One more sight that is worth visiting is located on the Market Square. Here you will find a gothic Town Hall built in the 14th century. Opposite to the Town Hall located Granusturm and the church of Maria and Holy Peter built in the 19th century. If you like museums, pay your attention to Suermondt-Ludwig Museum that features rich collection of sculpture and paintings. Here visitors will find works related to the 12th century and many exhibits from the Middle Age times. In Koofen museum you will see the collections of ancient furniture, other details of interior and fireplaces. Frankenberg castle is another reminder of the noble history of Aachen as Charles the Great lived here in the period of the city’s bloom. Now this place is occupied by the local historical museum. Copyright
Many people call Aachen the city of students. The reason for this is in the fact that the local technical university attracts young people from different countries. There are always many … Open
The oldest house of Aachen — Löwenstein is located on one of the historical streets of the town opposite to the Town Hall. The house was built in 1344 (14-th century) and first owned by a wealthy lady Leve. Löwenstein was one of the few buildings to survive a heavy fire in the middle of the 17 century. There are a lot of gaps in the history of this building. Some suppose that it once was a venue for a wine restaurant. Today Löwenstein houses large offices and town archives. 
St. Michael Burtscheid resort park is one of the main tourist attractions of the town. It was founded in 1609 when a new thermal spring was opened in one of the picturesque piedmont areas. The park bloomed in the early 19-th as a lot of boulevards and garden squares were opened here. The historical park is decorated with wonderful flowers and old fountains with sculptures. Today Burtscheid resort park is a constant venue for spectacular events as it was in the past. Open air concerts and dancing parties are performed here in warm seasons. 
Perhaps, beautiful cathedrals and churches remain the main attractions of the city. There are 27 religious places of interest in total in Aachen. Aachener Dom Cathedral is the most notable … Open
Elisenbrunnen architectural complex (also unofficially known as Elise fountain) is of special interest in Aachen. This complex was built around a thermal spring and named after princess Elisabeth of Bavaria. The very first drinking fountain was built here in the end of the 17-th century. It was rebuilt several times and furnished with new extensions. Today the architectural complex includes a small exhibition hall where interesting cultural events take place. After visiting Elisenbrunnen one can have a walk in the surrounding park. 
Hauptbahnhof Aachen Old strengthening structures, such as Marschiertor gates, are partly preserved on the territory of the town. The gates were constructed in 1257 and they are about 49 meters high. Marschiertor gates are two unassailable watchtowers surrounded by shared extension. Today archives and hall of arms are located inside these old historical facilities.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Aachen
♥   Castle 'Castle Blomendal' , 6.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Landsfort Heerlen' , 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hoensbroek Castle' , 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Valkenburg castle' , 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Jansgeleen Castle' , 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Aachen
♥   National Park 'De Meinweg' , 43.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Groote Peel' , 65.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Maasduinen' , 90.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Eifel' , 96.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 119.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Hershtrasse in Bonn

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
As a general rule, cherries blossom in mid-April. That largely depends on the weather conditions. Travellers who are lucky enough to visit Bonn in that precious time have an opportunity to take pictures of the beautiful historic buildings in cherry blossom and stroll through the most romantic live tunnel in the world. There are numerous historical sights on Heerstrasse. Popular shops and restaurants are situated there, so guests could stay in this picturesque place for a few hours. It's also worth noting that the street is very popular among photographers. … Read further

Kolner Rathaus

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
During the reconstruction of the basement there were found ruins of the ancient Roman buildings. Today all rebuilt elements of the historical buildings are open for everyone. Another peculiarity of the Kolner Rathaus is the musical instrument that makes wonderful melodies with the toll. It has appeared in the town hall in 1958. This construction has 45 bronze bells. A lot of people come to listen to the sound of them.  … Read further

Kolner Dom

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
The well-known architect Gerhard has worked at the Domprojekt. As the legend tells, the devil helped him. This was the only way to explain the construction of such a grand architectural project. Every day, more than 20,000 people visit the Cologne Cathedral, which is to be graced by its magnificent interiors and the golden sarcophagus with its main sanctuary. The latter is a real masterpiece of jeweler art. For the decoration of the sarcophagus thousands of precious stones were used. In the cathedral there are also other sanctuaries - the Gerokreuz and the Milan Madonna, a unique statue from the 13th century. All those who are interested can climb up the Domgipfel and enjoy the panorama of Cologne, for which only 509 steps have to be overcome. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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