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Aachen has a place of Pilgrimage and Royal Coronations

Staying near Bonn, we decided to take an hour’s drive to the Aachen Cathedral or Dom, which was founded 800 a.D. by Charlemagne “Charles the Great” and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. This historic and glamorous building is an emblem of Aachen and a landmark in occidental architecture Around 800 AD., Charlemagne built a major imperial palace in Aachen with the Palatine chapel … Continue reading Aachen has a place of Pilgrimage and Royal Coronations

Maastricht, Holland, Netherland

An intriguing city, Maastricht, Holland

Since we were staying South of Bonn, we decided to do a 1 hour drive north/west to Aachen, then neighboring Maastricht, only 20 min away. Once we arrived we parked at a an underground mall in town. I met some interesting people at the Marktplatz. Of course, if you knew me, I started to have a conversation with everybody who had an ear. Most Dutch … Continue reading An intriguing city, Maastricht, Holland