Photo by: Martin Abegglen
We love chocolate here at germany-travel, and it’s all we’ve got in mind for our Aachen edition. Fellow chocolate enthusiasts traveling to Aachen are guaranteed to satisfy cravings with a stop at the Lindt Aachen cholocate factory.
Only located 61 km west-southwest of Cologne is Aachen, the westernmost city of Germany. Situated on the border of Belgium and the Netherlands, it’s a city that enjoys a long history, once the favored residence of Charlemagne and the place of coronation of the German emperors. Its economic history doesn’t pale in comparison, with its strategic location in a coal-mining region and in Europe altogether.
There are many things to do in Aachen, a city where you can revel in sights that include the Cathedral, the city hall and medieval gates. But once your eyes are satisfied, treat your stomach and fill your suitcases at Lindt Aachen chocolate factory. Discover a wide assortment that is sure to put your supermarket’s selection to shame. The store is quite large, so prepare to spend some time perusing the shelves where you’ll find varieties you’ve never seen. The best part is everything is available for such low prices you won’t see anywhere else; huge bags of chocolates can be purchased for 5 euros. 5 euros!!!
In case you’re still not convinced to visit (in which case we suggest therapy), enjoy free parking during a visit to Lindt Aachen, though don’t go on Sundays and holidays because the factory is closed. A final tip: watch out for the expiration dates, since most bags (at least one visitor reports) expire in two months. But then again, is eating chocolate ever a problem?