The name "Fischmarkt" gives it away: This is where fish used to be traded in Aachen. Another witness is the name of the last fish shop in this place: "Lahaye" is still written above the entrance to the house on the corner, even though cosmetics are sold there now. The house to the left is known as the "Grashaus." In the 13th century, it was the first town hall of Aachen, then it was turned into a courthouse and later into a prison. After several renovations, only the facade is left of the original building. Since the late 19th century, the Grashaus is the town archive of Aachen. On the other side of the road, the steeple of the cathedral towers above the houses. The "Domhof" (cathedral courtyard) is connected to the fish market and leads to the main portal of the cathedral.
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