Travel to Aachen with Stena Line

Take the Superferry to Europe with Stena Line

Drive to Aachen in Germany from the UK with Stena Line. We offer the perfect opportunity for taking your car to the continent.

All you have to do is drive onto the ferry at Harwich and disembark at Hook of Holland and travel for two and a half hours to reach Aachen.

Alternative view of the colourful modern architecture in contrast to the ancient stone structures of old.
A guide to Achen

With a legacy dating back hundreds of years to the days of Charlemagne, Aachen is one of Germany's most historic cities. It was the impressive home to emperors and kings during the Middle Ages and the city has lost none of its sense of grandeur.

Taking the ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland is the perfect way to allow you to make your way to Aachen by rail or car. With an amenity-filled, leisurely voyage to look forward to, you can be sure that your Aachen holiday begins the moment you step or drive onboard our ferry.

A stack of newspapers
Brain Fodder

Drink in the rich cultural history of Aachen at a handful of the many galleries and museums the city has to offer.

At the Cathedral Treasury you'll find a host of rare and beautiful artefacts, while the Ludwig Forum for International Art boasts a large collection of contemporary masterpieces. Read all about the history of newspapers at the International Press Museum, or immerse yourself in the lifestyles of the 18th and 19th elite at the Couven Museum.

Obscure view of the main cathedral in Aachen with gothic architecture and blue skies.
A Historical Palace

The city's main cathedral is a key attraction for visitors, and one not to be missed; it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest examples of Western architecture.

As well as being a visual spectacle, the site is steeped in history. The cathedral's treasury contains a unique collection of church artefacts which include a silver and gold bust of Charlemagne and the Lothar Cross, dating circa 1000 AD. It has been the coronation place for more than 30 German kings and is the final resting place of the legendary Charles the Great also known as Charlemagne.

The city's magnificent town hall is also worth a visit. Explore this Gothic building and discover mesmerising Carolingian manuscripts, frescoes, and replicas of the imperial insignia, the sword, orb and crown.

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Shopper’s paradise

Although Aachen's if a history buffs dream destination, the city also has a great shopping district with branches of all the major fashion, homeware and lifestyle stores popular in Germany. The luxurious department stores will suit the extravagant shoppers out there, and the small boutiques and specialist shops in the area around the cathedral will suit the more savvy shoppers.

Don't forget to stop off at one of the city's many bakeries to sample the Printen, Aachen's famous sweet treat or visit to the Aachen Printen Museum for a history lesson about this local culinary delight.