Considered the oldest cathedral in northern Europe, the cathedral of Aachen (Aachen, Germany) is a building of great historical significance. Charlemagne had built a large palace complex built within the same octagonal church for private use. For that reason this chapel is called Palatine Chapel, the artistic exponent of political power by Charlemagne reached this cathedral walls have seen the coronation of 30 German kings in the marble throne. UNESCO declared it a world heritage site, for that reason it is very well preserved.
In a city as special as Aachen there had to be a special town hall. It has two spectacular facades, one facing the cathedral and the other to the market square. Both are beautiful. It is Gothic and inside you visit several historic rooms, in one of which every year they give the Charlemagne Prize to those who work for the future of Europe. (This year there won't have been anyone, right?)
They say this is the most European city in Europe. It has given prizes to the most European people and demonstrates with pride in every one of its squares his Europeanism. Now that almost no city is very proud of their own country this one is a discovery. A lot of places in Aachen are worth a visit - especially the fountains, statues, buildings. In my eyes this is the most beautiful city in Germany.
The squares of Aachen are wonderful places. We found this little square with a fountain that caught my attention for its originality. There are action figures you can almost touch and play with. A marvel. Almost like they have a look on their faces.