South-Eastern Aachen Tour (Self Guided), Aachen

The southeastern district houses many excellent attractions. Here you will find old Gothic churches, the historic Frankenberg Castle, cozy café and amazing zoo. Follow the next walking tour to discover this city’s area.
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South-Eastern Aachen Tour Map

Guide Name: South-Eastern Aachen Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Aachen (See other walking tours in Aachen)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lady Chapel (Marienkapelle)
  • St. Johann Church
  • St. Michael Church
  • Café M
  • Trinity Church (Dreifaltigkeitskirche)
  • Frankenberg Castle
  • Sacred Heart Church (Herz Jesu Kirche)
  • Zoo “Euregiozoo” (Aachener Tierpark)
Lady Chapel (Marienkapelle)

1) Lady Chapel (Marienkapelle)

The Lady Chapel or Marienkapelle is located in the southern neighbourhood of Aachen, next to former St. Joseph church. The original chapel was founded in 1644, while the present building dates back to 1903. Inside the chapel you will find a statue of the Virgin Mary.
St. Johann Church

2) St. Johann Church

St. Johann Church is situated in the southern district of Aachen, near St. Michael Church. It is a Catholic Church and former abbey church. Founded at the beginning of the 19th century, the church was expanded by architect Hermann Joseph Hurth in 1881 because of the growing baptistery. The church was damaged during the Second World War. The 1942 bomb attack destroyed all windows. When the war ended, the church was reconstructed. In 1951, bishop Dr. Friedrich Hünermann consecrated the new altar. This religious site is remarkable for its almost 300-year long history and the treasury department, which displays numerous religious relics and objects.
St. Michael Church

3) St. Michael Church

St. Michael Church is another remarkable church, located in the southern district. The church was first mentioned in 1252. This Romanesque religious building houses a massive tower with fine statues and a Neo-baroque door in the western part of the façade. The expansion of the church took place between 1891 and 1900, and was led by architect Peter Aachen. During the Second World War, the church was seriously damaged. After reconstruction, on November 13, 1949, the religious services resumed. In 1985, the church's interior was renovated.
Café M

4) Café M

Café M is a nice café, located on Dammstraße. The place is noted for its cozy, coffee house atmosphere, breakfast till late afternoon, and a children's play area and pleasant rooms, where one can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with delicious home-made cakes. The café is closed on Mondays.
Trinity Church (Dreifaltigkeitskirche)

5) Trinity Church (Dreifaltigkeitskirche)

Trinity Church or Dreifaltigkeitskirche is another sacred place in Aachen, located on the corner of Zollernstraße and Duke Street, in the southeastern part of the city. The church was founded by architect Heinrich Reinhardt in 1899. Above the main entrance you will see the high tower with a gabled roof. After the bomb attack in the Second World War, only the tower and the surrounding wall remained standing. The Trinity Church was restored by architect Leo von Schwartzenberg Baldwin after 1954-1955.
Frankenberg Castle

6) Frankenberg Castle (must see)

Frankenberg Castle is a prominent landmark of Aachen, located in a peaceful southern neighbourhood. This Medieval castle was built in stone blocks and brick and dates back to the 13th century. It was first mentioned in 1352. During its long history, the castle was home to many prominent Aachen leaders and noble families. At the beginning of the 20th Century, the castle became a residence and workshop for the famous engineer and aircraft designer Hugo Junkers. Now it is home to an Aachen History Museum, where you will find a rich collection of craft items, coins, frescoes, etc.
Sacred Heart Church (Herz Jesu Kirche)

7) Sacred Heart Church (Herz Jesu Kirche)

The Sacred Heart Church or Herz Jesu Kirche is a Roman Catholic Church situated on Viktoriaallee Street, not far from the Frankenberg Castle. Dedicated to Sacred Heart of Jesus, this religious building was constructed in Gothic style and houses fine towers.
Zoo “Euregiozoo” (Aachener Tierpark)

8) Zoo “Euregiozoo” (Aachener Tierpark) (must see)

Aachen’s “Euregiozoo”, otherwise known as Aachener Tierpark, is a great attraction for everybody. It was founded in 1966 and occupies 8.9 acres. The main entrance is in the Upper Drimbornstraße. The zoo is home to about 1,000 animals, exotic birds and insects. Here you will also find a Roman sarcophagus of 1793, founded at the house Palant in Weisweiler.

Walking Tours in Aachen, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Aachen

Create Your Own Walk in Aachen

Creating your own self-guided walk in Aachen is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Aachen's Cultural Venues

Aachen's Cultural Venues

Although Aachen is a small city, it houses many cultural venues. Its museums display rich collections, which include various exhibits and date back to the Classical era. This walking tour will lead you to the most interesting and popular cultural venues in Aachen.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

Aachen is an old historic city where you will find a wide number of old churches. Dating back from Medieval times to the 20th century, these sacred places are valuable from historical, architectural and cultural points of view. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most prominent religious sights in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
North Aachen Walking Tour

North Aachen Walking Tour

The northern part of Aachen is home to many valuable attractions, including a historic gate and tower, beautiful fountains, art museums, old churches and other sites. Walking in this city’s area, you will see many interesting buildings representing German architecture. This walking tour is the perfect opportunity to discover Aachen’s northern area.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Aachen Shopping Tour

Aachen Shopping Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Aachen Introduction Walk

Aachen Introduction Walk

Aachen is historically known as a spa city, a favoured residence of King Charlemagne and the place of coronation of German kings. Due to its glorious past, the city houses numerous prominent sights, valuable landmarks and precious attractions. Follow the next self-guided tour to see the most interesting and famous Aachen landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles