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 245,000 people from 156 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 six 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 welcomes Lithuania to the 55th International Charlemagne Prize!
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!
A degree of ease
Huan is excited at the prospect to flying to Germany ...
Fancy a barbecue somewhere between Spain and the Netherlands, or ...
Exotic foods in a home from home
Rumbling tummies during lectures is nobody’s idea of fun. Words ...
My childhood dream
Ever since I started playing the bassoon at the age ...