AirBnb Review: Aachen

My sister did a fantastic job of finding a nice, big place to spend the Christmas holiday. Our Aachen AirBnb was only HUGE (it's supposed to sleep 12 but I am highly skeptical about that lol). You know I am a big advocate of AirBnb, we even stayed in a few during our honeymoon (read my [...]

Aachen: Thermal Baths

Thank goodness we went to the thermal baths on day 2 (see what we did day 1 in Aachen HERE). We really could use it for our jet lag and airplane muscle aches. We had a fabulous 2 hours in the baths trying out nearly everything (I skipped the "polar plunge" pool but Will went [...]

Aachen Dom

Aachen's claim to fame is its cathedral, called a "Dom" in German. The Aachen cathedral is a UNESCO Site and here's why: Charlemagne (Charles the Great) based his Carolingian empire in Aachen. He was an 8th century king who became the first Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day in the year 800. Charlemagne wanted to emulate [...]

Aachen: The city of thermal baths, the Dom, & Charlemagne

We got into Germany on December 23rd in the morning to Düsseldorf and then made our way straight to Aachen (about a 1.5 hour train ride). Will and I promptly took a nap on the train. 🙂 Read more: Hallo from Aachen! Our first afternoon was spent walking around the Christmas Markets, Town Hall and the Dom [...]