Aachen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is the western most big city in Germany and is located in the border triangle of Germany-Belgium-Netherlands. Accordingly, the city that was previously famous for its thermal springs now reveals itself as a cosmopolitan city. Furthermore, Charlemagne made Aachen his home because of the hot springs and built the imperial palace here. He built the magnificent Aachen Cathedral in the center of the park, which today is one of the city's most popular landmarks along with the treasuries of its treasure house. There are countless fountains adorning Aachen, including the impressive Elise Fountain, the marble slabs of which reminiscent of famous guests. Everyone who wants to relax in the thermal water with pleasant temperature may enjoy the extensive areas of Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen.
Interesting excursion destinations, which are worth visiting include the Observatory, a cultural heritage site, the famous zoological garden, as well as a plenty of recreational areas. Many of the museums of the city are known far beyond its borders, such as the International Newspaper Museum with its unique collection of newspapers or the Couven Museum, in whose rooms visitors may experience mode of life and culture of living of past centuries. Tourists should taste the famous pastries of the city, such as the Printen, a type of honey cakes. Aachen’s honey cakes are offered in different sweet variations, which in combination with the local cuisine or served as ice cream, are a real pleasure.