Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Day 3: Aachen

Day 3 of the Germany Christmas Market tour dawned a beautiful, sunny but cold day. After a brief train ride to Aachen, our merry foursome braved the crowds at the Aachen Christmas Market (my word …it was teeming with people…everyone apparently had the same idea on this Saturday) as well as toured the Aachen Cathedral, home to Charlemagne’s kingdom and palace. Today, only the cathedral and throne remain.

First stop…the Aachen Christmas Market and its thronging masses.

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From one Lion’s Club member to another….

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Aachen Cathedral, Charlemagne’s throne, and relics.

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Miscellaneous scenes from Aachen, including the Tower from the city wall.

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Printen, otherwise known as gingerbread.

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Aachen Rathaus - the Christmas market was right next to it.

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Charlemagne - Aachen Rathaus – this is the original sculpture from the mid 1300’s.

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Instead of a two gun slinging Texan, it’s a two hip slinging umbrella German.

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A tired but relaxed group head back to Dusseldorf via train.

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