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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 palatine chapel a particular charm.


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Nicole Richter

Welcome and Dual Career Service


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Living in Aachen

We have assembled information on Aachen and the Aachen region so that you can find out more about your new city and environment. Apart from an overview of culture and leisure activities, you can find information on sporting opportunities, programs and offers for families, activities for children, and childcare services. Aachen is proud to be a family-friendly city!

Furthermore, you can use the City of Aachen's Newcomer Service to get to know more about Aachen and find tips and advice on the topic of relocation (please note that currently, the Newcomer Service web pages are in German only).


If you need relocation assistance, please get in touch with us! In a personal conversation, we can provide you with information on the districts and quarters of Aachen and assist you in finding suitable accommodation.

Family Services

The Family Services Center is an advising and information office for all members of the university, in particular those who are expecting a child or are already parents. The Center significantly contributes to the development of individual and tailored care concepts that help provide university members with a lasting balance between family, occupation, or studies. The web pages of the Family Services Center provide information and advice on topics such as parental leave, child allowances, study abroad with children, and support with finding childare providers.

The Welcome Center continued to support us with advice and assistance, even after our relocation to Aachen. We have strongly benefited from their knowledge and advice in choosing the right school for our child, for example.

Professor Karen Veroy-Grepl