Do you know Aachen, Germany? Home of Charles the Great and much more!
By Nicole Brewer
Halo GTs! I hope you are enjoying the start of spring where ever you are across the globe. Yesterday I enjoyed a lovely outing with a couple of my classmates here in Germany, taking the local train just over 2 hours outside of my University in Bochum to the lovely city of Aachen, Germany. I’m so grateful to have a student transit ticket that is included in my enrollment here. Aachen is the last stop within the North Rhine Westphalia region that is accessible on it for free ;-). I’ve heard fabulous things about this quaint town but had to venture there myself to take it all in.
The Aachen Cathedral was #1 on my list to trot to here. It is a re-known UNESCO world heritage site and there is no wonder why. The interior design and architectural realms of this Gorgeous Cathedral literally left me speechless with my mouth hanging wide open. My good friends and myself sat in amazement staring at the huge stained glass windows, high ceilings with fabulous colors and designs. It is indeed a blessing to see such majestic sites while living and studying here in Germany.
After being marveled by the Cathedral, we took a nice long stroll around the city center that has tons of shopping, great treats like the Chocolate shop that we enjoyed, water fountains and other cute little shops to dip in and out of on a day visit. Its spell-bounding beauty is further intriguing when one considers that is home to the infamous Charles the Great (or Magnificent however your preference is to call him). Furthermore, Aachen is home to some of the most popular salons, spas and bath houses in Europe. You all Know how much I love my Roman baths and spas, so I will for sure be back to take a dip. Enjoy the pics below GTs. Happy globe-trotting.