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Small museum packed with interesting things

It's an interesting diverse museum and worth spending the 2 euros for the audio guide. We spent... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2019
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New museum telling the history of Aachen

In the heart of the former palace district of Charlemagne the Great, the Centre Charlemagne... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Bob K
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Very interesting experience and a must for history buffs. Informative and surprising at the same time. Definitely worth a visit once in Aachen.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

The Centre Charlemagne is a small, modern museum that is larger than it looks. Located between the cathedral and town hall, it provides an overview of the history of Aachen from Roman times to the present day. I was particularly impressed by a large, interactive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank djinnooi
Reviewed October 7, 2018

If you want to know more about Charlemagne and about Aachen, this is really the place to go to. This museum is big and modern. But if you don't speak German, better take an audio-guide.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Discover a piece of fascinating history of Aachen while strolling in the old city center; the Aachen Dom Cathedral with magnificent pieces of sacred art, the Centre de Charlemagne where you get a vivid impression of the inspiring leadership of Charlemagne, his castle, lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from James188113 | Reviewed this property |
i don't believe it is still there. The Elisenbrunnen is the thermal spring where you can see and taste the mineral waters which the area is famous for. Even if Charlemagne didn't use it you should visit the carolus thermen... More