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GERMANY


Location - Western Europe; Capital - Berlin; Population - 83 million; Currency - Euro MORE GERMANY

It's a seven hour train ride from Budapest to Munich, followed by an overnight journey to Cologne and a Thalys train to Aachen, on the German/Belgian/Dutch borders - April 2012.

 

euroGermany is part of the Euro zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

germany532A great sculpture on the entrance to the old town of Aachen, known as the Geldbrunnen

 

germany533The imposing figure of Aachen Cathedral rises in the background

 

germany513The 14th century Town Hall (Rathaus) overlooks the Markt - Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

germany517A statue of Charlemagne in the Markt, with the Town Hall to the right - Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

germany524The Charlemagne fountain and the Markt - Aachen

 

germany500It's possible to have a roadside drink at Aachen Theatre - Aachen

 

germany501The Stadtgarten is home to the Carolus Thermal Baths - Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

germany503Graffiti in the Stadtgarten - Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

germany507Also on the outskirts of the old town is Lousberg, where you can walk to the top for (albeit obscured) views of Aachen

 

germany509A church spire as seen from Lousberg - Aachen

 

germany511 The Stasi were East Germany's feared state security service - Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

germany526Back in the old town, Aachen Cathedral dominates the end of a cobbled street - Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

germany528The Puppenbrunnen (Puppet Fountain) in Aachen's old town

 

germany539Fountains, bakeries and cafés are commonplace in Aachen

 

germany545 Aachen Dom is a UNESCO listed world heritage site - Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

germany542The core section of the Dom (Cathedral) dates back to the 9th century - Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

germany303An eyecatching exhibition was on show in front of the Cathedral when I stopped off in Aachen in 2014 on my enclaves tour

 

germany302Identical regal sculptures all painted red and gold were on display next to the Dom. As far as I know it's a temporary exhibition - Aachen

 

germany537The cobbled streets of the old town - Aachen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

www.germany-tourism.co.uk - German tourist board

www.about-germany.org

www.bahn.de - excellent German train website, also covering areas outside Germany. Buy tickets online.

 

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