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Aachen museums and art scene

Aachen has something to offer for everyone, from the fascinating city history to the magnificent church treasures to modern art. But it's not just the museums that are worth a visit. Also take a look at the city's numerous galleries , as the local artist scene and offers a variety of inspiring works. Don't miss the exciting art events such as the Aachen Art Route or the European markt , which take place annually and delight both visitors and locals.

Good to know

All city museums ( Centre Charlemagne , Couven Museum, International Newspaper Museum, Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Ludwig Forum and Town Hall) offer free entry for everyone up to 21 years of age!

With the Museumscard Six for Six you get entry to each of the five city museums. You can get them in all Aachen museums, as well as by phone at +49 241 432-4922, -4923 or -4925, and by email at . The card is for 6 months and costs €14 (€10 discount).

Aachen museums

Centre Charlemagne

New Aachen City Museum

Couven Museum

Upper-class living culture

Cathedral treasure

Art treasures of Aachen Cathedral


European classroom


Media Museum

Kunsthaus NRW

Young art from NRW

Ludwig Forum Aachen

American & European art from 1960

City hall

Rooms steeped in history

Suermondt-Ludwig Museum

Art from antiquity to classical modernity

Route Charlemagne

Discover Aachen in the footsteps of Charlemagne. At a total of 8 stations you will gain insights into the extensive history of Aachen and the then Emperor Karl. You begin your journey into the past at the Centre Charlemagne , the new city museum of Aachen. The exhibition is divided into 4 eras and allows you to easily understand the development of the city.

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