Karlsbrunnen

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nldogbert
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,752 contributions
Just a small statue-fountain
Aug 2020
Compared to the background of the city hall, this figure of Karlsbrunnen looks small. The fountain was functioning when I was there. It is worth a quick peak while admiring the city hall building.
Written August 11, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK150,082 contributions
Worth a look when in Aachen.
Sep 2019
The Karlsbrunnen is a fountain featuring a statue of Charlemagne at its centrepiece. The fountain isn’t much to look at, but the sculpture is nice. It depicts the emperor wearing his imperial regalia. In his right hand he holds Imperial sceptre and cupped in his right, the Imperial Orb. The fountain is especially photogenic with the Aachen City Hall as a backdrop.

Worth a look when in Aachen.
Written September 11, 2019
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania6,752 contributions
Charlemagne on top of a fountain.
Jul 2019
Aachen is the town of Charlemagne - it was the capital of his empire- and as such what better place to have the statue of the great King than the Markt.
In the Markt in front of the Rathaus on top of a fountain (Karlsbrunnen) is the statue of Charlemagne, equally interesting for those into arts and also for those into history.
So if you want more inputs in regards to the historical figure I recommend you take a guided tour so you get the most inputs - or you can check the www.
When in Aachen stop here for a few min take a few pics, it is one of the Landmarks of the city, you should not miss it.
Written September 5, 2019
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mapa
The Villages, FL845 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2019
The square is a wonderful place to people watch. We saw 2 weddings! Grab a bit to eat and a glass of wine or beer and you’re in heaven
Written July 23, 2019
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John J
North Yorkshire, UK669 contributions
Main market square
Jul 2019 • Couples
All roads lead to and from this very large town square. It is buzzy both by day and night and several of Aachen main historical buildings are adjacent. Thus, it is a must visit! Aachen is an enchanting historical city full of interesting places and architectural gems. Very happy to recommend - Enjoy!
Written July 8, 2019
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
Do not miss
May 2019 • Solo
The Marktplatz is a busy square with lots of people around and twice a week the market trucks. Among all this activity towers the Karlsbrunnen. Another History Alive monument in Aachen. Yes the statue is a copy of the original but it looks the same. I can understand that they want to keep the original safe.
You don't need a lot of time to see it but do take a bit of your time to appreciate it. Really impressive
Written June 16, 2019
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Cruisenele
Bucharest, Romania138 contributions
THE meeting spot in Aachen
Jun 2018 • Couples
Not only that the marketplace is giving you nice views and a lot of cafés and restaurants the fountain with the statue of Karl der Grosse (Charles the great or Charlemagne) overlooking the market is a very popular meeting spot.
Written November 12, 2018
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Bob K
Fairfax, VA2,191 contributions
Oldest fountain in the city.
Oct 2018 • Couples
The Charlemagne the Great fountain (Karlsbrunnen or Marktbrunnen) is the oldest fountain in the city. Since 1620, he has been crowned by a figure of Charlemagne, who was cast in Dinant. When the French invaded the city in 1792, the statue of Charlemagne was taken to Paris as a spoil of war but could be regained by successful negotiations of the incumbent Aachen Maire Johann Wilhelm Gottfried von Lommessem in 1804 and re-established a year later. The original figure has been in the Coronation Hall of the Town Hall since 1969. A copy of Charlemagne the Great now stands in the six-ton bronze basin. The bronze fountain basin is also affectionately known as the “Eäzekomp” (the local dialect for “pea bowl”) because of its appearance. Allow for ~15 minute for your visit.
Written November 2, 2018
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CorvettePete
Belconnen, Australia1,219 contributions
A beautiful main square
Sep 2018 • Couples
We hadn't intended to come to Aachen but stopped here for lunch. We were very pleased that we did as the town is beautiful and this area typifies the lovely town.
Written October 12, 2018
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Anne-Marie C
Ghent, Belgium488 contributions
Beating heart
Sep 2018 • Friends
From this marketplace you really can start discovering the city. Don't forget to visit the cityhall (we went on Sunday and the visit was for free!) as well as the media museum (500 meters).
Written September 3, 2018
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