It has been around since the 13th century and is one of the oldest streets in town. This cobblestone lane runs from Pontstraße to Marktplatz and is lined with quaint shops, cafés, and restaurants.
The name Körbergasse comes from its original purpose as a horse market; “Kör” being an old German word for horse. The street was first mentioned in 1250 when it was used by traders to sell their horses. Over time, it became more than just a marketplace; it also served as an important trade route for merchants travelling between Cologne and Brussels via Aachen.
Today Körbergasse still retains its historic charm with many buildings dating back hundreds of years ago such as the late Gothic Rathaus (town hall) which was built in 1573 or Café Schönen which opened its doors almost two centuries ago. You can find many interesting stores here like antique dealerships or boutiques selling handmade crafts made by local artisans – all great places to pick up souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones back home.
If you are looking for something unique then make sure to check out some of the smaller alleyways that branch off from Körbergasse too – they often contain hidden gems such as tiny bookshops tucked away behind courtyards or vintage record stores down narrow passageways.
For those who love history, there are plenty of monuments scattered throughout this area, including several statues dedicated to historical figures like Charlemagne (located at Marktplatz). There are also churches such as St.-Johannes-Baptist Church, which dates back even further than 1250.