This accomplished accordionist was playing in the square by Aachen’s large and impressive cathedral. I was on dog duty, looking after our pooch while my other half was inside the cathedral (no dogs allowed).
It was a pleasure to sit in the square for a while and listen to him playing, and I dropped some coins into his hat when I eventually moved on to wander around this central area of Aachen, in Germany.
It’s a lively, attractive city, with cobbled streets in the medieval old town and market area. There are many small squares, several slightly quirky fountains, and of course, the magnificent cathedral built by Charlemagne. The interior reflects his wealth, power and influence, but there are plenty of architectural and historical riches to be found on the streets in the surrounding area too.
Definitely somewhere to return to!