Aachen, the city of the Emperor Charlemagne, where research looks to the future and Europe’s at home , offers you a warm welcome with its international flair, 2,000 years of history, a rich cultural heritage, wonderful natural surroundings and people who really know how to live life .
Germany’s most westerly city, with a population of around 245,000 drawn from 156 nations, nestles up against the border with Belgium and the Netherlands. Its universities and colleges, research facilities and high-tech businesses are making themselves felt, in no small part, on the present and the future of our city.
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All eyes are on Aachen!
Spurring us all on for the Europe of tomorrow
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Rolls with crumble topping
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See, amid the winter’s snow
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Everything with chips
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