Aachen (French exonym: Aix-la-Chapelle, Dutch: Aken, Latin: Aquisgranum) is a German spa and border town (241,683 inhabitants end 2013) located between the Eifel, South Limburg (Netherlands) and High Fens (Belgium) regions. Aachen was a favoured residence of Charlemagne, and later the place of coronation of the German kings, which is where it gained the reference as the "watering-place of kings." Geographically, Aachen is the westernmost city of Germany, located along its borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. It is located within a former coal-mining region, and this fact was important in its economic history. Historically, a District in the Rheinland province of Prussia.
- 1 Postmarks in Unified Germany
- 2 Postmarks in Federal Republic of Germany
- 3 Postmarks in Allied Occupied Germany
- 4 Postmarks in German Empire
- 5 Postmarks in North German Confederation
- 6 Postmarks in Prussia Rheinland province
- 7 Postmark as Free imperial city
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Burtscheid is a district of Aachen. Porcetum was inhabited since ancient times by Celts and Romans, who were attracted by the presence of hot springs. Burtscheid Abbey was founded here in 997 by emperor Otto III. From 1816 Burtscheid was the administrative capital of the district of Aachen. In 1897 Burtscheid became part of the city of Aachen. It is part of the Aachen-Mitte Stadtbezirk, as a health resort.
Postal code 52066
The BURTSCHEIDT post office used a Prussian code 217, Kreis Aachen, Aachen district. Named BURTSCHEID in 1874.
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Kreis AACHEN used a Postal code 1, District Aachen.
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Before French occupation in 1792, as Département de La Roër (103).