Centre Charlemagne

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Jewelsju
Ljubljana, Slovenia302 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is a fairly big museum for somewhat niche area of history. It is cheap to enter and you can store your luggage/bags in a locker. Museum itself is intersting and interactive for kids.
Written September 12, 2021
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Adrian Y
Leiden, The Netherlands576 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The museum tries to weave a story together of Charlemagne and the city of Aachen. It is playful and should appeal to different age groups and levels of interest.
Many artefacts are actually reproductions, but that doesn't detract from the story that is being told.
Written August 14, 2021
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Aviva P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands30 contributions
Jun 2020
Clean, modern, interesting pieces. Not much info available in English so be sure you've got translate open. Also goes into Aachen history both before and after Charlemange which is nice
Written June 12, 2020
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Dean G
Bristol, UK4,319 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We came to Aachen as a day trip and found Centre Charlemangne next to The Cathedrale. The Museum is compact but has stacks of information dating back to Aachen’s early begins right up to present day.

We spent about 90 minutes in the Museum and it was time well spent. The only disappointing aspect for us was that we weren’t offered the English audio which meant we weren’t able to understand everything as some of the information is in German but still a pleasant time and would recommend to anyone wanting to find out more about Aachen’s past.
Written December 12, 2019
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oldsue
Winchester, UK419 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
It's an interesting diverse museum and worth spending the 2 euros for the audio guide. We spent about 2 hours here.

There was a really good exhibition of photos taken by a GI back in the 40s and 50s. If its still on (we were there towards the end of June) I highly recommend you take in the exhibition as well as the museum itself..
Written July 1, 2019
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I have read a lot about the history of Aachen and of course Charlemagne so I was excited to start my visit here. I chose not to use the audio guide for the same reason. Sadly the reception wasn't very friendly and you almost have to beg for a ticket to enter the exhibition.
As I walked between the exhibits a security guard walked up to me and wanted to check whether I have a ticket for the museum. I still do not understand why as this has never before, or since, happened to me. This spoiled the whole experience for me
Still I found the exhibits regarding the Cathedral very interesting
Just because I had a bad experience there doesn't mean other visitors will not be happy to have gone there
Written June 15, 2019
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monika c
The Hague, The Netherlands125 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The museum is not that big, but contains a lot of interesting items. You will appreciate them so much more when you make use of guide. Our group loved it. The guide knew a lot and had a great feeling for humor. Really worth it and you enjoy Aken so much more later on.
Written June 8, 2019
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TheaterLovers
Bay City, MI167 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
For those of us who skimmed history, the Charlemagne Center provides a great tutorial on the region. You can rent an inexpensive headset for an English tour of the history of the region - from the Roman empire to the present. The exhibits are well done and audio descriptions are brief and interesting.
Written May 16, 2019
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Voigt
Woking, UK692 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We went here expecting to learn about Charlemagne but left none the wiser.

In line with many modern museums, it's all about gimmicks, audio-visual etc etc. There really was nothing that grabbed our attention. A guide in the cathedral later told us that we should have hired the audio guide. However, these things usually give you far too much info, when all you want to do is browse exhibits & read what interests you.

Very disappointing. And the top floor is solely about Carnival which was of no interest.

A waste of time and money unfortunately.
Written February 26, 2019
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Bob K
Fairfax, VA2,191 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
In the heart of the former palace district of Charlemagne the Great, the Centre Charlemagne presents the city’s history in a lively way, for children and adults alike. This is a great place where visitors can learn about the most important people, events and stories in Aachen’s history. This includes a section on Early Settlements (5th century BCE to 7th century CE), which looks at Roman Aachen. The ‘Charlemagne’s Palace and St Mary’s Church’ (8th – 9th century) and the ‘City of Coronations’ (10th – 16th century) sections offer glimpses back to the Middle Ages. The ‘Baroque Spa City’ (17th – 18th century) and the ‘Dawn of the Modern City’ (19th century) sections show how Aachen was both an emerging industrial city as well as a fashionable spa resort where the noble and famous sought amusement. The ‘From Frontline Town to Modern European City’ (20th – 21st century) section traces Aachen’s history during and after the great wars of the 20th century and shows how the city has evolved to become a place of European reconciliation and progress, where each year the Charlemagne Prize is awarded to outstanding individuals who promote the unification of Europe. Allow for ~2+ hrs for your visit.
Written November 2, 2018
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