About Brander Wald and Elisenbrunnen

Brander Wald and Elisenbrunnen

Please note: the Brander Wald is a military training area. If there is a red flag on the flagpole at the entrance, access is prohibited.

Check out Elisenbrunnen, a neoclassical building that smells suspiciously of eggs. Have no fear, the smell is actually the sulfurous water! If you run your hands under the spouts inside, you’ll be surprised by the hot temperature of the water. This thermal water is what makes Aachen truly unique, as it used to be home to Roman baths and the reason why Carolus Magnus stayed here. Despite the smell, these waters actually have some healing powers, and apparently make your nails and hair stronger.