Aachen Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Aachen

Aachen is a great shopping destination, and it houses a huge number of pleasant local shops, specialty stores, nice boutiques, department stores and lively markets. Its historic centre has plenty of fabulous pedestrian streets, which are excellent shopping venues for all ages. This walking tour will lead you to the most prominent shopping venues in the city.
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Aachen Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Aachen Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Aachen (See other walking tours in Aachen)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Grosskölnstrasse
  • Krämerstraße
  • Aachen Cathedral Area
  • Holzgraben Street
  • Adalbertstrasse

1) Grosskölnstrasse

Großkölnstraße is located in the Aachen historic centre and represents the second important shopping area in Aachen. This pedestrian zone houses a huge number of diverse shops, which will offer you an extensive assortment of clothes and other excellent products. Aside from fashionable brands and stylish clothes, you will find traditional German sweets and candies.

2) Krämerstraße

Krämerstraße is another popular shopping street, situated in the heart of the historic district. This pedestrian street is one of the oldest and most beautiful shopping streets in Aachen that starts from the fabulous Market place and stretches to Münsterplatz. Here you can find coffee, tea, clothes, jewelry, specialty shops, small elegant boutiques and nice cafes.
Aachen Cathedral Area

3) Aachen Cathedral Area (must see)

The celebrated Aachen Cathedral is surrounded by numerous stores and shops. In almost every shop near the cathedral you can find prominent Aachener Printen. This delicious local specialty of Aachen is a traditional German bakery product, which was originally a stonehard type of sweet bread, baked in large flat loaves.
Holzgraben Street

4) Holzgraben Street

Walking in the historic centre of Aachen, continue your shopping on Holzgraben Street. It can be found in the Aachen historic centre and stretches from Büchel Street to Elisenbrunnen. This street is home to several shopping outlets, offering clothes in all variations.

5) Adalbertstrasse (must see)

In the great city centre pedestrian zone you will find Adalbertstrasse, which is the main shopping street in Aachen. This commercial street is home to a wide variety of different stores, where you will find everything you want. Here you can get fashionable boutiques, famous brands, trendy designer shops and much more. Adalbertstrasse also houses the prominent, basic German department store, Galeria Kaufhof.

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