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Aachen is the former capital of the Sacred Roman Empire. It is famous for the legendary cathedral, keeping the memory of Charles the Great. The city, decorated with sixty fountains, is the real attraction of tourists. Nearby there is the unique small village Monschau sheltered on the slopes of Eifel Mountains, where each corner breathes an extreme antiquity and the magnificent look, asking for a lens of your camera.
Departure in is the morning. Departure time depends on the city of departure and is reported when ordering a trip.
We go to fantastic MONSCHAU. This city is lying in 110 km from Duesseldorf and it looks like it is lost in time. And it is determined by its surprising geographical location. Clamped in the narrow valley of Ruhr, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Eifel, it had no opportunity to extend and raise. Monschau remains its look created at 17-18 centuries. An old part of the city with about 300 houses, which are under protection of the state as architecture monuments, attracts like a magnet the fans of walks, purchases and just judges of fine. The half-timbered buildings, sometimes hanging over the river, sometimes built as the bridge over the stream falling into the river, are a city highlight.
We go for the excursion, to be exact for a romantic walk along the rivulet Ruhr. In fancifully bent small streets and lanes, behind the medieval half-timbered facades, there are many small galleries and boutiques, attracting us with their shop windows. Emperor Karl was here. The Russian tsar Peter III was shopping here... Town history and its many sights also, are connected with cloth and its history. All the roads in Monschau lead to the market square, filled with charming cafes and restaurants, the attracting local goodies, the international cuisine and very democratic prices. The guide will tell you about local mustard and a trout with a great pleasure.
It’s just the time to have a bite...
Well, and now we go to AACHEN, the city of ancient legends and myths, in which unusual history legends fancifully intertwined with reality. It’s like the ancient diamond, whose each side is from the history of its creation to the traditional national crafts – sparkles with some legend, frightening or amusing... and often connected with hot springs. We will begin our sightseeing tour with the curative sources. From Elisenbrunnen, where Peter I, Catherine the Great, Frederick the Great, Giacomo Casanova drank the Aachen water, to the Circulation of Money Fountain. And further - to the Bahkauv (the Stream Calf). Past the Roman Arches to the fountain of Dolls, where all symbols of the city are collected to entertain children and adults.
Here is the market square with its character - the Chicken Thief Fountain. On the way to Town Hall Square the oldest construction of Aachen is situated - the Granusturm tower, built in 788 as a part of the imperial palace of Charles the Great. And at Town Hall Square - the fountain to Karl. And in the heart of the city there is an outstanding example of sacral architecture, it is the Aachen Cathedral (Aachen Cathedral), which became the first German object included in the list of the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. It received this status in 1978. The guide will tell you a lot, and he will even explain, what do curious tourists try to grope in one of the lion's heads, decorating the doors of cathedral, pushing fingers there and enthusiastically exchanging impressions. For a dessert you are offered the tale about gingerbread, which became Aachen truth.
In the evening we return to Germany. Arrival time depends on the city of departure.
- excursion service on the way and also sightseeing tours around Aachen and Monschau, it costs 13€, for children up to 12 years old is free (excursion service is an integral part of a trip and is paid obligatory)
Depending on the circumstances, the guide or the attendant can change the program on the course.
The travel agency has the right for adjustment. The prices can be changed depending on a season.
By decision of the Monschau City Council, additional transport costs of € 3.30 are possible for entry into the Old Town
Entrance tickets are paid additionally (at will).
Departure is possible from the cities:
Aachen, Bonn, Dortmund, Duesseldorf, Cologne, Moenchengladbach, Essen,
and also from Koblenz, Muenster, Osnabrueck and Frankfurt – at the weekend.
You will find the list of cities of departure, information on existence of surcharge and its size in the Calculation of Basic Cost Block, having chosen the date and the city of departure you are interested in.
* - surcharge for departure (at its existence) is paid additionally
The possibility of the departure on the concrete date, the information on the existence of surcharge for departure and its size you can find in the order form, having chosen service to BOOK a TOUR.
ATTENTION: The basic cost can be changed depending on the date and the city of departure! Please, make a calculation of the basic cost below, having chosen the date at first, and then the city from the list!
The list of possible departure cities and information about the availability of co-payment for departure is found in the block Calculation of the base cost by selecting the date and city of departure you are interested in.