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Centre Charlemagne - New City Museum Aachen

Centre Charlemagne lettering

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The Centre Charlemagne : Where Aachen's city history comes to life.

In the heart of Charlemagne's former Palatinate district, the Centre Charlemagne - New City Museum Aachen brings to life striking stations in the city's history and delights young and old alike. Families with children are in the right place here, because when you immerse yourself in the Carolingian period you can try out a lot of things together in the history laboratory: How heavy was chain mail? What was the ink for the magnificent manuscripts made from? The starting point of the "Route Charlemagne" is definitely worth a visit!


Centre Charlemagne in summer
Centre Charlemagne in autumn

General information

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

12/24 until 25.12. closed December 31st closed Carnival days closed Easter Monday closed Whit Monday closed

Days off:

Bad weather offer
for groups
for school classes
for families
for individual guests
Suitable for seniors
for children (all ages)
Suitable for strollers

For outstanding temporary exhibitions, admission can be increased to a maximum of €15.00. Free entry for guests up to and including 21 years of age, people with disabilities with the letters "B" or "H" (including accompanying persons), holders of the Aachen Pass. Guided tours (60 minutes each plus admission fee): Weekdays (German-speaking) €60.00 Sundays/holidays (German-speaking) €70.00 Weekdays (foreign-language) €70.00 Sundays/holidays (foreign-language) €80.00

Reduced price for: pupils, students, trainees, volunteer pass holders

Price adult: €6.00
Price reduced: €3.00

The museum is located directly between the town hall and the cathedral and can be reached on foot.

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