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History alive in Aachen

This is the way Aachen shows you her history. You walk into this beautiful building, you smell the... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2019
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa
What a smell!!!

The reason Charlemagne settled in Aachen was because of this hot water source. It helped its joints... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Friedrich Wilhelm Platz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Elisenbrunnen is a Neoclassical building (and an okay one at that), that houses fountains of water piped from the natural hot springs for which the city is famous. The fountains are houses in the central semi-circular hexastyle portico with two arcade wings extending from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
17  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the places that I go to on a hot and sunny day. You can rest on the grassy field or even sit down at nearby cafés or bakeries like Nobis.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ablanchi
Reviewed June 16, 2019

This is the way Aachen shows you her history. You walk into this beautiful building, you smell the sulfur and you read the names of the famous people who visited the health spa. Know your facts beforehand and this becomes a fun activity. A beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RenateV169
Reviewed May 29, 2019

Mineral springs may be good for health but they sure do nothing positive for the palate. Get a companion to taste it but have your camera ready to catch their expression!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tim H
Reviewed May 26, 2019

Somewhat disappointed that this is a guilt edged opportunity for Aachen to promote....ordinary architecture and two taps giving out the water (bring your own drinking vessels !!)

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Vironment
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Aachen sits atop mineral springs, and based on the smell inside the hall (where the spring water comes out of a tap), there is still plenty of sulfur in this water. There is a small structure built around the taps, although it would have been...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed April 23, 2019

The reason Charlemagne settled in Aachen was because of this hot water source. It helped its joints to recover. The water is hot and contains sulphur so it smell like rotten eggs Fun to visit

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank francien2015
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Elisenbrunnen looks interesting and is in the middle of Aachen very close to the Aachen cathedral. If you look well, there is a pineapple on top of it. You have to see from a distance otherwise it is not possible to see. Inside it smells...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Beatriz M
Reviewed February 3, 2019

This natural fountain with warn water in in the centre of Aachen and so we had a look. We didn't made any health treatment but just had a look at the fountain and the impressive structure around it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Even with open structure, the rotten egg smell is still quite strong when you walk close to the building. In summer there are performances in the back lawn and it also has an early settle ruin, but really not worth more than 10 min stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sebastiensh
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