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The first place I ever visited in Germany was actually the relatively unknown town of Aachen, a cute town near the French and Belgian borders. Though there’s a world of difference between Aachen and Berlin, Aachen still has a lot to offer for history buffs.

A little bit of history: Aachen started out as a spa town in Roman times, and it grew to be one of Emperor Charlemagne’s favourite places. Subsequently he made Aachen the centre of his empire. He built a beautiful cathedral there in approximately 790 AD, and Aachen Cathedral became the site of coronations for Emperors … Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Destinations
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