City Profile Welcome to Aachen in Germany!

Hi. Good to see you. This is Aachen, a German city bordering Belgium and the Netherlands, with an imperial past and a fine future. Our people and cuisine are international, our historic buildings and tiny passageways are the stuff of fairytales, our thermal springs and our parties are both hot (!) and “excellent” is the only word with which to describe our universities and colleges – and your future.

Aachen is home to over 250,000 people from 160 nations, and its future is founded firmly on a large number of research establishments, high-tech businesses, four tertiary colleges and the city campus of Aachen University. Aachen is over 2,000 years old and yet a young city – one in five here is a student! And soon you could be one of them.

One city, many faces. Come on in and discover your very own Aachen! Visit Places, browse history and Stories, and configure our Snapshots to make your own image of what we are. Surf the keywords or just start with a few “tasters”.

Whichever way you want to get to know us, we’re sure Aachen will soon have a very special place in your heart.

Aachen: A great place to be

Video: What quality of life an Oecher has

Our young film-making team Sebastian (a student at ABK Maastricht) and Xenia (a student at RWTH Aachen University) investigated what quality of life an Oecher really has. Have a look – the future’s rosy!

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What quality of life an Oecher really has

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