The westernmost 100.000 plus populated German city is located straight at the boarder to Belgium and the Netherlands - you can say it is in the heart of Europe.
Aachen is mainly known for its technical university "RWTH", the yearly international horseracing tournament "CHIO", the delicious sweets and of course due to the town's landmark, the cathedral "Kaiserdom zu Aachen". This church, where the German kings became crowned, is more than 1.200 years old, is the gravesite of Charlemagne and at the UNESCO registered world cultural heritage since September, 8th 1978 - more than 40 years.
Also, the in the year 800 built today's city hall, is among the most popular sights to be visited. If you are in shopping mood, just pass by the Aquis Plaza, a large mall with more than 130 retail traders, and for the sweet sides of life there are plenty options as well - notable companies like Lindt & Sprungli, Zentis or Lambertz are holding their head offices in Aachen and both factory guides and factory sale enjoy great popularity.....
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