10. Aachen: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket
Come on an approx. 2-hour journey through the history of the former imperial city and take a look at Aachen's highlights such as Elisenbrunnen, thermal baths, Tivoli and CHIO, the Lindt chocolate factory, university hospital and the three-country-point between Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands where you can visit all three countries in just a few steps. Explore the former imperial city of Aachen with a 24-hour ticket to the hop-on hop-off bus. Board the bus at any of the 11 stops along the route for 2 hours of sightseeing with commentary from your personal audio guide. Learn about Charlemagne’s history with Aachen and how the Kings of the Germans were crowned here for centuries. Hear about how the city developed into the largest in West Germany and what life is like there today. See historical monuments as modern as the Elisenbrunnen, a 19th-century pavilion, and as old as the Roman thermal baths. Stop at the three-country-point between Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands where you can visit all three countries in just a few steps. For sports fans, watch out for the Tivoli football stadium and the CHIO horse show venue. Pass by more cultural highlights like the Lindt chocolate factory and the university hospital, the world’s largest single-building hospital. During the roundtrip, leave the bus at any stop to explore the surroundings on foot. Simply hop back on the next bus when you’re ready. The stops for the bus tour: - Elisenbrunnen (Departures at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. between April and October; in November and December only at 1 p.m.) - Ludwig Forum - Carolus thermal baths - CHIO Tivoli - Quellenhof/Eurogress - Memorial/Lousberg - RWTH - Bendplatz - University Clinical - Vaals Busstation Maastrichterlaan - Netherlands/Border triangle - Vaals Busstation Maastrichterlaan - Central Station - Health clinic/An der Rosenquelle - Theaterplatz - Elisenbrunnen (Arrivals at 12:40 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. between April and October; in November and December only at 3:10 p.m.) Please check the detailed timetable at one of the above bus stops.