At the beginning of the 14th century the Aachen citizenship took over the derelict palace of Charlemagne and on its foundation walls built the Gothic town hall. Today you can find copies the sword, the imperial crown and the imperial orb of Charlemagne.
At the beginning of the 14th century the Aachen citizenship took over the derelict palace of Charlemagne and on its foundation walls built the Gothic town hall. Today copies of a Carolingian hand-written paper true to the original, the sword, the imperial crown and the imperial orb of Charlemagne remind of 30 coronations, which took place in Aachen between 936 and 1531. The richly decorated rooms in the ground floor witness the glory of the imperial city in the 17th and 18th century, when the town hall was converted into a Baroque city palace. The largest historical paintings from the Romantic school show legendary and historical scenes from the life of Charlemagne. Interactive exhibition objects present historical facts in an entertaining way. By means of an audio-visual guide you will experience how a coronation feast in the 16th century might have taken place.
Open Jan 01, 2020 through Dec 31, 2022 from 10:00–18:00.
daily 10.00 – 18.00 h. At special events the town hall remains closed. Please inform yourself at the info point in the “Haus Löwenstein”
(tel.: +49/ (0)2 41/432 49 94) or under www.aachen.de/rathaus.
individuals 5.00 EUR,
individuals reduced price 3.00 EUR,
family ticket 10.00 EUR,
groups (from 8 p) 3.00 EUR p.p.
groups (from 8 p) reduced price 2.00 EUR p.p.
lending fee Aixplorer 2,00 EUR,
lending fee Aixplorer reduced price 1,50 EUR