The imposing structures of Aachen Cathedral on one side and the city hall on the other tower over the Katschhof square. Against this unique historic background, the square is brought to life with numerous events. Experience the special atmosphere here during the Christmas market, the annual “Domspringen” pole-vaulting competition or the old city flea market.

Get away from it all in the middle of city hustle and bustle

On the Katschhof square, which used to connect the Marienkirche church built by Charlemagne and his great palace hall, you’ll find the Centre Charlemagne, Aachen’s new city museum. Here, you can immerse yourself in the history of Aachen. From the stairs of the city hall, you also have a unique view of Aachen Cathedral. The atmosphere in the square is unbelievably peaceful – a real retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Aachen has even more museums and collections

Privat museum in one of the oldest town houses of Aachen

Zollmuseum Friedrichs (customs museum)
A look back at European border history

NAK. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
The local art scene in Aachen

Abteischatz St. Johann
Church treasures of St. Johann-Baptist in Burtscheid

CHIO Aachen-Museum
A journey of discovery through Aachen’s equestrian sport history

Model history of the Minichamps label

Bibliothek der Sammlung Crous (Crous collection library)
History of the city of Aachen and the surrounding region