geographical name \ˈä-kən, -ən\

Definition of AACHEN

city W Germany near Belgian & Dutch borders pop 241,861

Variants of AACHEN

Aa·chen or French Aix–la–Cha·pelle \ˌāks-ˌlä-shä-ˈpel, ˌeks-\

Rhymes with AACHEN


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2007 est.: 258,770), western Germany, southwest of Cologne. It was inhabited by Romans in the 1st century AD. A center of Carolingian culture, and the second city of Charlemagne's empire, it was the site of his great palace. The cathedral built by Charlemagne c. 800 saw the coronation of most German kings of the 10th–16th century; his chapel, with his tomb, remains as part of the larger Gothic cathedral today. Aachen was part of France 1801–15. It is famous for its many spas.

Variants of AACHEN

Aachen French Aix-la-Chapelle


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