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The Rhineland Sights

Elisenbrunnen (Elisa Fountain)

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  • Aachen
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Updated 11/14/2013

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Southeast of the cathedral and the site of the city's tourist-information center is an arcaded, neoclassical structure built in 1822. The central pavilion contains two fountains with thermal water—the hottest north of the Alps—that is reputed to help cure a wide range of ailments in those who drink it. If you can brave a gulp of the sulfurous water, you'll be emulating the likes of Dürer, Frederick the Great, and Charlemagne, who drank it before you.

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Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz, Aachen, D-52062, Germany

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Updated 11/14/2013

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