Hotel Hesse

Friedlandstrasse 20, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 52064, Germany | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aachen

Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

... carts once rolled to transport stone before their floor was dug down even further. The thing is, these caves are roughly 30 meters (98 feet) underground. That’s really, really far down. Cell phone signals don’t transmit that far. If you get lost, well then, good luck. That’s why the tours exist. The honeycomb of caves actually stretches into Belgium, where regulations are less strict (this will of course come as a complete and ...

What I Came Here to do - School

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

... because most presentations back home have only the people presenting talking with maybe a question-answer panel at the end. Here, presenting is much more interactive, which I actually find to be not only easier on the presenters, but also helps to learn it more and create discussions. If only I could do that back at Minnesota...

So, we'll see how PBL goes, but so far, I think it's going pretty well and I like it. That might change come exam time though...
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Prince Carnaval

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... Prince Carnaval symbolically runs the city during Carnaval. The mayor hands over the key to the city and then the celebration begins and lasts until they transfer it back. Well the Prince Carnaval, it turns out, was the baker with the giant head, and they take him up to a stage in the middle of the Markt, parade him around for a bit, sing some, and then unveil who it is. Then they sing, dance, and generally party because Carnaval is just around the corner.
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Exploring Maastricht

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... up a bag of delicious looking apples which were only 2.95Euros per kilo, not too bad of a price. On the way back to the Guesthouse, we stopped one of the churches in Maastricht, the Basilica of Saint Servatius. It is dedicated to Sint Servaas, the patron saint of Maastricht, but also holds a treasury. We wandered around for a bit and walked past this gate type thing without even realizing it. Well the worker there stopped us and ...

Arrival Week

A travel blog entry by jamesupdike

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... in being mayor and if you have good qualifications, you are invited for an interview and if the king likes you he will appoint you to a 6 year term. He also talked about some of the customs and traditions of Maastricht, especially about Carnaval, which is a huge festival coming up in March (more about this at a later date). We also had a speaker give a presentation called "Dealing with the Dutch," talking about personalities and characteristics of Dutch people. He emphasized that ...

Location

This hotel, located on Friedlandstrasse 20, Aachen, is near Carolus Thermen Bad Aachen, Rathaus Aachen, Christmas Market, and Theater Aachen.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Hesse Aachen

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good