Posted by: yourparadise | December 23, 2011

The Christmas market in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle)

As you know, I went to Aachen not so long ago. I’m really sorry I couldn’t post anything about it earlier, but I was just too busy with school and other things. Luckily I don’t have to do anything regarding to school now, so I have time to work on my blog!

The Christmas market contains of wooden stalls around the Aachen Cathedral. It’s the oldest cathedral in northern Europe. Charles the Great (Charlemagne) built the Cathedral. He was the king of the Franks and also the Emperor of Romans. Charlemagne was canonized in 1166, around 350 years after his death.

This is the Cathedral in Aachen. You can also see a few stalls of the Weihnachtsmarkt. In the stalls you can buy many kind of things: a lot of food (there are some really special things!), toys, decoration, tourist items and more.

This is another stall. It sells African related things.

We left Aachen around 5 pm, so we didn’t see how the market was at night, but it is said that it looks really nice then because of all the decoration lights.

We had a lot of fun in Aachen, but I have to say that it disappointed me a little bit. There didn’t seem to be a friendly atmosphere, but maybe that was because of the cold weather. Still, if you are ever near Aachen around Christmas, it’s a nice place to visit!



  1. I didn’t think the food in Aachen was that special though. It’s not like you can’t buy them anywhere else.

    • Well, not everything was special but some things were, like the apple on a stick with chocolate around it and those candy hearts 🙂

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