The Route Charlemagne runs through Aachen's unique cultural heritage, Charlemagne's palace at the heart of the historic old town. The midpoint of the Route, the Centre Charlemagne on the Katschhof, will be completed in the beginning of 2014, and will bring the story of Charlemagne and the history of Aachen vividly to life. It will be located between Aachen's two most prominent historic buildings: the Cathedral and the Town Hall.
The other stations along the Route Charlemagne are also outstanding locations in the heart of Aachen. They focus on themes that link our present times with those of Charlemagne: History, Science, Power, Religion, Media, Economy and, last but not least, Europe. A portable interactive guide, the Aixplorer, will accompany visitors on their way through the city and the stations of the Route.
The stations of the Route Charlemagne and their themes are: the Centre Charlemagne as the central starting point (History), the Cathedral with its Cathedral Treasury and Cathedral Information (Religion), the Town Hall (Power), the Grashaus (Europe), the International Newspaper Museum (Media) and the futuristic service centre of the RWTH Aachen University, the SuperC (Science).
The route also comprises several further stations like the Couven Museum and the Elisenbrunnen with its Elisengarten and the archaeological showcase.
An exhibition in historic Haus Löwenstein provides information on the current and future stations of the Route Charlemagne. There is also a model of Charlemagne's original palace complex. Temporary exhibits spotlight andinteresting chapters of city history and offer an overview of the latest archaeological research.
Info Point of the Route Charlemagne
Markt 39, 52062 Aachen
Tel : + 49 (0) 241 432 4994
Open to visitors: daily 10-13 & 14-18 h
closed 01.01. / Carnival (Thursday - Monday) / Easter Friday / 01.05./ 01.11./ 24.-26.12 / 31.12.
free to all visitors
City map (PDF)