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Address: Huhnermarkt 17, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 241 4324421
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10:00 - 18:00
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interior decoration in earlier centuries in Aachen

This house shows typically Germanic style furniture, porcelain, tiles, paintings and kitchen ware etc, that would be found in 18th century Aachen town houses. It belonged to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2016
pat2015186
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This small museum is being advertised as depicting the lifestyle of ancient aachener bourgeoisie. However, when we visited, we found an amalgam of interior decoration and pictures, but also a collection of stones, stuffed animals and a video talking about Jurassic Park?Quirky to say the least.

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Shropshire, UK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I work in Heritage and so I really do think quite long and hard before leaving a negative review or low score for a fellow Heritage attraction, as I know how demoralising it can be. That said, in the interests of honesty I would really struggle to give this Museum more than two stars after my visit there. This house... More 

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Thank Penyrhos
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Couven Museum is in the center of Aachen, a splendid arts center, it was an ancient "Maison de Maître" with ancient furnitures, a little bit of an other period, a flair of Holland interiors, there was very nice tiles, white and blue, Delft; Couven Museum merite a visit, when you are in Aachen.

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Thank Manuela L
Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Wonderful collection of historic rooms furnished. Do n't miss the most amazing collection of Delft tiles covering the two last rooms at the end of the house and also the most wobderful fresco of a dutch lake in the upstairs hallway.

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Thank VisitorfromMaryland
Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I visited here by chance as it was raining and I needed to fill in some time until the rain passed. I was disappointed because I was expecting it to also contain furniture so the rooms looked authentic. It was well maintained but not impressive. It was 5 euros to visit.

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Thank Anniem422
Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This house shows typically Germanic style furniture, porcelain, tiles, paintings and kitchen ware etc, that would be found in 18th century Aachen town houses. It belonged to the city architect Couven. if you are interested in interior design as I am, it was very well displayed and interesting. I particularly liked the tiled rooms.

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Thank pat2015186
Southampton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

A town house near the Cathedral, now a museum housing furniture, fireplaces, and an added collection of porcelain. There is also a pharmacy. Fee.

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

The staff are lovely and knowledgeable. There is no problem if you do not speak German as there are guides who also speak English and explain beautifully about the pieces within the museum. This museum is well worth a visit and remember it's closed on Mondays

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Harrogate UK
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The Couven Museum, located close to the Charlemagne Museum is a curious antidote to the town dedicated to the history of Charlemagne. The Couven is located in a house and on various floors. There you will find rooms decorated with beautifully carved oak furniture. There's an equipped kitchen and two rooms completely tiled in Dutch tiles in the form of... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Well presented - lots of nice stuff on display, with a good guide leaflet in multiple languages. Not a must see - but if you like history and have the time it is well worth the 5 Eu charge for admission.

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