a city in W Germany: coronation city of German kings 936–1531.
Contemporary Examples

More than 8,000 men—some were boys—are buried here, killed in battles in the Netherlands or Aachen.
A Shifting Landscape of Sacrifice Peter Eisinger May 29, 2010

Historical Examples

But the church at Aachen had made the centralised plan familiar to the builders of western Europe.
The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church A. Hamilton Thompson

Aachen is first threatened, and the Elector-Palatine likewise.
The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II. John Lothrop Motley

The office of Schultheiss of Aachen, with all the rights of that office, we will give to whomsoever the archbishop may choose.
A Source Book for Mediaeval History Oliver J. Thatcher

But neither their kingdoms nor their Empires were coterminous, though their capitals were identical, namely, Rome and Aachen.
The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick

To distract them, he got out his Baedeker and turned its pages absently until he came to Aachen.
The Girl from Alsace Burton Egbert Stevenson

On the 22nd of that month the army was encamped on some plains mid-way between Maestricht and Aachen.
The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. John Lothrop Motley

At Aachen a hostile demonstration took place at our expense.
The Better Germany in War Time Harold Picton

On the 29th of August they forced Aachen, where the magistrates and those of the Reformed religion have been extremely maltreated.
The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II. John Lothrop Motley

He received three, eventually four votes, came to Germany, and was crowned at Aachen.
The Holy Roman Empire James Bryce

a city and spa in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: the northern capital of Charlemagne’s empire. Pop: 256 605 (2003 est) French name Aix-la-Chapelle

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