Aachen is one of those cities that cries out beautiful even on a rainy day. The city's main focus is religion, with amazing churches around every corner covered with colored stained-glass windows and heavy stone architechture. Aachen, however, also has a very hospitable feel to it as well; as I walk through the winding alleyways of the city, I come across crowds of people that are all attempting to get a look at a beautiful bride and handsome groom as they walk down the steps of the Parliament building. They hop into their new Porsche as a married couple for the first time and ride off into the cool, rainy sunset. With this in mind, Aachen could also be considered a city of love due to its peaceful atmosphere and abundance of happy married couples who have all eloped in the churches their ancestors were married in. This old city is continually rising as a top visiting destination as its busy neighbors to the north (Dusseldorf and Cologne)are starting to realize Aachen is becoming more of a competition.
It is mostly known for its large and exciting christmasmarket. This is truely beautiful and worth a visit. Aachen is a treat for everyone in the christmasspirit. If you're at the christmasmarket you should definatly try ''bratwurst''.
Valkenburg aan de Geul is situated in the southeastern Dutch province of Limburg.
Nowadays Valkenburg is especially known for its touristic character. There are several attractions within …