Aachen

Aachen

Aachen (German pronunciation: [ˈʔaːxən] ( listen)) or Bad Aachen, French and traditional English: Aix-la-Chapelle (French pronunciation: ​[ˌɛkslaʃaˈpɛl]), is a spa and border city[2] in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Aachen developed from a Roman settlement and spa, subsequently becoming the preferred medieval Imperial residence of Charlemagne,[3] and, from 936 to 1531, the place where 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned Kings of the Germans.[4]

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