Do you like to feel medieval history? Beautiful historic buildings and alleys around the imperial cathedral bear witness to Aachen’s long history. As early as 936, Otto the Great was crowned Roman-German king in the Aachen Palatinate. This tradition continued throughout the Middle Ages. Aachen was one of the most important and significant cities on the continent for almost 600 years. You can breathe this time while strolling in the alleys near the imperial cathedral.