Living in Aachen

  The city of Aachen Copyright: RWTH Aachen

Aachen is Germany’s westernmost major city at whose city boundaries three nations with three languages converge. Its proximity to the Eifel and the Ardennes, to Maastricht and Brussels with their linguistic and cultural distinctiveness, give the city that lies in the shadow of Charlemagne’s palace chapel a particular charm.

  Overview of the city of Aachen Copyright: RWTH Aachen

Aachen and Surroundings

Aachen is Germany’s westernmost city. It lies near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands and is nestled between the large national parks of the Eifel and the Ardennes. The historic city center and a wealth of bars, cafés and restaurants, combined with the nearby nature parks, such as the Eifel, make Aachen a city where everyone feels at home. more...

  Aachen Zeitungsmuseum - The Newspaper Museum Copyright: RWTH Aachen

Culture and Leisure Activities

Due to its rich cultural program and unique geographic location close to Belgium and Holland, Aachen has lots to offer in the way of excursions. Additionally, the region has a broad cultural event program. One example of a program event is the “Across the Borders” cultural festival. more...

  Family Copyright: Thilo Vogel


Aachen is a very family-friendly city – apart from a large number of parks and playground in and around the city, Aachen offers a broad range of cultural events and activities, such as the "Family Sundays" of the museums. more...

  Funny animal puppets Copyright: RWTH Aachen


For children and youths, Aachen has a lot to offer: child-friendly residential areas, a large number of playgrounds, football grounds, and sports facilties. Aachen has been awarded with the "family-friendly local authority" certificate. more...