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Kutchof Square is the center of the historic core of Aachen. The square is located on the site where the Imperial Palace was previously located, of which only the Granusturm tower and the Chapel of Charlemagne have survived.
The name of the square most likely comes from the word Katzhoff ("cat's yard"; ). During the Middle Ages, this was the designation for the place where the pillar was installed. Until 1790, a similar pillar was located here. Since 1847, the square was renamed in honor of Gerhard Horus, mayor of Aachen, who built a new town hall in the city. The old name of the square was returned in 1902.
Nowadays, the square is a venue for city festivals, concerts, weekly markets.
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