Use the services like car for rent in Aachen on your arrival at one of the four nearby airports, Maastricht Aachen Airport, 28 km away, Liège Airport ,49 km away, Cologne/Bonn Airport and Düsseldorf International Airport, 74 km away from Aachen, but only the last two are in Germany. There is evidence, that this area was occupied by humans since the Neolithic times. The Romans built the 1st thermal bath, named ‘Carolus’ Thermen but today there is another one in Burtscheid. Germany's University of Excellence for subjects such as science, technology, engineering and information is located in the city. The great location and warm hearted citizens makes it a perfect vacation destination.
Rent a car in Aachen and tour the fantastic old city. Admire the Aachen Cathedral from 786 AD, one of the largest cathedrals north of the Alps with its unique mixture of building styles due to the many extensions. The nearby ‘Elisenbrunnen’ and the 19th century Theater are 2 more jewels you have to see. The 14th century City Hall with its splendid frescoes, the ‘Grashaus’ which hosts the city archive, the two beautiful city gates ‘Ponttor’ and the ‘Kleinmarschiertor’ are very photogenic. The list goes on and on, great parks, shopping, leisure centers with the thermal baths, fantastic nightlife, superb restaurants makes it one of the great city vacations spots in the world. Last but not least, if you have the chance, visit the International Aachen Horse Show Jumping competition!
After the excitement of this great city, hire a car in Aachen and turn to the beauty of its nature. The Eifel Nature Park, a cross-border nature park in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Belgian province of Liege is a must! The landscapes are fantastic with large wooden parts broken up with water and meadows. There are wildcats, black storks and about 1,000 other endangered species of animals and plants which call it their home. The view over the many lakes and reservoirs is terrific, a real great area for a hike in mother’s bosom! Take a stroll through the picturesque small town of Monschau with its charm and unique atmosphere. The narrow streets are rimmed with beautiful, old half-timbered houses, nearly unchanged for 300 years. An open-air, classical music festival is staged annually at Burg Monschau.
Aachen and its surroundings are truly a special place for your holiday and with its diverse culture of German, French and Dutch makes it even more interesting.
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