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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Aachen. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Aachen is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Aachen

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    Urftsee bei Einruhr

    Hiking Highlight

    Here, in addition to a great view, there is a really good snack and you can take the boat back to Rurberg.

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    Urftstaumauer

    Hiking Highlight

    When the dam was built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Urftsee became the largest European reservoir. The artificial lake lies completely in the national park Eifel, in …

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    If you come along the route, you do not really expect this part of moorland and heath .. and is positively überracht the changing appearance of the environment.

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    Guido
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    Monschau

    Hiking Highlight

    Lively bustle in old walls, a medieval cityscape with idyllic half-timbered houses, narrow streets and cobblestones.

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    Vennbahnweg Raeren-Schmithof

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    The Vennbahnweg is a cross-border long-distance cycle route between Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg of approx. 130km.
    It is the longest cross-border, contiguous cycle and hiking trail in Europe on disused …

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    Engelsley

    Hiking Highlight

    The angel rock (Ley = rock) is located high above the Rurtal about 100 meters south of the Teufelsfelsen.
    From here you have a breathtaking view of the Rur valley.

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    Felsformationen

    Hiking Highlight

    The rocks are quite imposing.

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    Rollefbachviadukt

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The 128 meter long and 24 meter high viaduct was not destroyed during World War II and is therefore preserved to this day - it offers a great view of the valley.

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    Perlenbachtalsperre

    Hiking Highlight

    Here at the reservoir it is wonderfully quiet. In many places you have a beautiful view of the lake and the opposite side of the river.
    The Perlenbachtalsperre is located …

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    Vennbahn bei Kornelimünster

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Nice

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    Blausteinsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Created by the replenishment of an open pit residual hole of the former lignite mine "Zukunft", the approximately 100 hectare Blausteinsee is today the center of a leisure and recreation …

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    Drielandenpunt

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The three-country point located on the Vaalserberg. Did you know that it used to be a four-country point consisting of the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Neutral Moresnet.

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    The first of the many dams that we encounter on the Eifelsteig. From the small rest area above you have a beautiful view of the dam and lake. Unfortunately, the dam cannot be entered.

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    Ehrensteinley

    Hiking Highlight

    The short ascent to Ehrensteinley: along the Rur, through a picturesque forest, over stony paths. When the canopy clears, it's done! A fantastic view past the summit cross is the …

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    Dreiländerpunkt

    Hiking Highlight

    Interesting to see how the three countries present themselves at this triangle: Belgium with a sensibly placed and striking lookout tower, the Netherlands with more of a fairground charm and …

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    Marktplatz Monschau

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Worth a visit is the historic mustard mill in 1882. Between old millstones mustard is still produced by hand in a cold way. There are spicy varieties like emperor mustard, …

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    Kaiser Karls Bettstatt

    Hiking Highlight

    According to legend, Emperor Charlemagne is said to have lost his way on a hunting excursion from his nearby residence in Aachen in the High Fens and was forced to …

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    Entlang der Urft

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The hiking trail leads directly along the shore. Always great views of the Urft and the towering green mountains.

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    Wilde Rur

    Hiking Highlight

    The Rur in the Eifel around Monschau is the most popular white water river in western Germany for canoeists, especially from the Aachen border region and the Cologne area, but …

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    Bahnhof Kalterherberg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Take the railbike to Sourbrodt. Nice leisure activities at the Kalterherberger Hauptbahnhof. With a trolley, today they are called rail bikes, you can go for 30 euros per trolley after …

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