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Aachen is situated in western Germany, near the borders of Belgium and the Netherlands. This city is known for its long history dating back to Roman times, with natural hot springs that were enjoyed for centuries. Visitors can soak in these soothing waters at modern thermal baths or explore historical sites like Aachen Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city also has a youthful vibe thanks to a large student population, with museums, art galleries, and a lively restaurant scene. The climate in Aachen is moderate, with warm summers and mild winters.

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Airports near Aachen

There are multiple ways to reach Aachen - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Aachen.

Cologne Bonn Airport

Located approximately 85 kilometres (53 miles) from Aachen, Cologne Bonn Airport is the closest international airport. It offers a wide range of domestic and international flights, making it a convenient option for travellers.


Düsseldorf Airport

Situated around 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Aachen, Düsseldorf Airport is another major international airport in the region. It serves as a hub for various airlines and offers numerous flight connections.


Brussels Airport

Although a bit farther away, Brussels Airport is a major international airport located approximately 150 kilometres (93 miles) from Aachen. It serves as the primary airport for Belgium and offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


Frankfurt Airport

If you are willing to drive a bit further, Frankfurt Airport is a major international hub located approximately 230 kilometres (143 miles) from Aachen. It is one of the busiest airports in Europe and offers a vast number of flight options to various destinations worldwide.

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Things to do in Aachen

Exploring Aachen's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

Aachen Cathedral

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the oldest cathedrals in Northern Europe. Construction began around 796 and it was the coronation church for 31 Holy Roman Emperors. The cathedral treasury, Domschatzkammer, holds medieval artifacts and religious relics, including the shrine of Charlemagne who is buried here.

Aachen Rathaus (Town Hall)

Located right next to the cathedral, the Rathaus is another architectural landmark. This baroque building was built in the 14th century and features a beautiful facade with intricate sculptures and a 19th-century fresco depicting the coronation of Charlemagne. Inside, you can find a magnificent marble staircase and the Coronation Hall.


This historical landmark is a must-see for any visitor to Aachen. Aachen has been a spa town for centuries, and Elisenbrunnen is an ornamental fountain with a long history. Built in the 1820s, the fountain features a colonnade and a large basin with a figure of Elisa, the nymph of a mythical spring. The water from the fountain is still drinkable today!