We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
European heritage

The tower was built at the end of the 8th century during the reign of Charlemagne who succeeded in... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Robert937
,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The oldest building in Aachen.

The Granusturm (Granus Tower) was built in the late 8th century as a part of the former royal... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Paul B
,
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Read all 35 reviews
30
All photos (30)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good52%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“market square”(2 reviews)
“tower”(3 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
13°
Oct
Nov
Dec
Contact
Markt, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Reviews (35)
Filter reviews
4 results
Traveller rating
1
2
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1
2
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews oldest building market square tower palace century hall charlemagne
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 13 April 2018

The tower was built at the end of the 8th century during the reign of Charlemagne who succeeded in uniting large parts of Europe. Only the four lower floors are 8th century. Floors 5 and 6 were added in the 14th century, the topmost part...More

1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The Granusturm (Granus Tower) was built in the late 8th century as a part of the former royal palace of king Charles The Great. The Granus Tower is the only remaining part of this palace and is now a part of the 14th centuryTown Hall...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

It's the oldest tower of the City, of Charlemagne's times; on the Market square; near the City Hall, on this historic place was the palace of Charlemagne.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is the oldest building in Aachen, built in 788, and it dates from the time of Charlemagne. Later it became part of the town hall and the tower is raised slightly. However, the tower still shows its age. It is located directly at one...More

1  Thank Fedor-and-Rivka
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 41 nearby hotels
Hotel 3 Koenige
87 reviews
.10 km away
Hotel Aquis Grana
338 reviews
.22 km away
Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom
744 reviews
.35 km away
INNSIDE by Melia Aachen
631 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 620 nearby restaurants
Akl Libanesisches Restaurant
469 reviews
.05 km away
Ghorban Delikatessen Manufaktur
126 reviews
.09 km away
Zum goldenen Einhorn
413 reviews
.01 km away
Cafe Extrablatt
142 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 101 nearby attractions
Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
3,095 reviews
.21 km away
Treasury of Aachen Cathedral
637 reviews
.17 km away
Rathaus Aachen (City Hall)
839 reviews
.06 km away
Puppenbrunnen
408 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Granusturm staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines