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About Aachen

Aachen is a small town in Germany on the border of the Netherlands and Belgium. Aachen, the most important border city of North Rhine-Westphalia, is also known for its universities. About 40,000 people of its 250,000 inhabitants are students. Its cafes are usually crowded with young and educated people. Many of the buildings were damaged after a fire in 1956 in the city, so unfortunately there is not too much historical architecture in the city, not even in the Old Town district. The city's most important building is the Aachen Cathedral which was built by the Roman-German Emperor Charlemagne. The Cathedral was placed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO and at 800 years old is one of the oldest houses of worship in Europe.
 
The Heiling Church is also another historic church. Its construction was begun in the 14th century and it was restored several times. Another historic building in the old town is Town Hall or Rathaus. The building was redesigned in a Neo-Gothic style in the 18th century. If you go in December, the Christmas markets may be visited together with the majestic Theater Building. Couven Museum , where you can see what the bourgeois lifestyle was like in the 18th and 19th centuries, is another place to visit in the city. Aachen is also famous for its hot springs inherited from the Roman period. The city is also famous for its hot waters.
 
In Aachen the slightly warming impact of Oceanic climate can be seen. However in winter the days get dark quickly. Therefore it will be better to visit in the summer and spring months. However, it also a very rainy city, with precipitation occuring over 200 days of the year. Because it is not a very big city, you can still discover many places by walking.
 

Transportation to Aachen City Center from Airport

The small city of Aachen does not have an airport that operates international flights. However, those traveling to Aachen use either Cologne Bonn International Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport because Aachen is in such close proximity to both cities.

To get to the city of Aachen you can use Cologne Bonn International Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to Aachen from both airports, including trains, taxis, airport shuttle services, or rental car. It takes about 1 hour to get to Aachen city center from both airports.

Train

Traveling by train is a very common means of transportation in Germany. Taking a train from either Cologne Bonn International Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport to Aachen city center takes about 1 hour. The train is a very convenient way to get to the city from either airport.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available at the terminal exits of both airports. A taxi to Aachen city center from both Cologne Bonn International Airport and Düsseldorf International Airport costs around 125 euros. Under normal traffic conditions it takes about 45 minutes to get to Aachen from both airports.

Shuttle Service

Cologne Bonn International Airport and Düsseldorf International Airport also serve small cities in the area so there is a well develop shuttle service network, which is operated by private companies. These companies have an assorted fleet of vehicles, which range from small vehicles to large buses, and they go along many different routes. To find the best shuttle company to suit your needs and to get more information on shuttle routes and times please visit the information counter located in the airport terminal.

Rental Car

There are many rental car companies located at both airports. To get to Aachen from Cologne Bonn International Airport follow the A4 motorway. To get to Aachen from Düsseldorf International Airport follow the A44 motorway. Under normal traffic conditions it takes about 1 hour to get to Aachen from both airports.

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016
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