Our colleagues all agree: You will like Aachen. Everything in the city centre is within easy walking distance. What you shouldn’t miss is the Spitzgässchen, a tiny alley next to the cathedral. Along Aachen Cathedral you can let the architecture of the old town take effect on you or stroll through the shops. There are also guided tours of the city where you can learn more about the stories and legends surrounding Aachen.
Culinary Aachen is not only equipped with many delicious restaurants, but is also home to the unique Aachener Printen – a kind of spiced biscuit. You should definitely try them. If Printen are not quite your thing, there are many other delicacies to be found at Lamberts factory outlet – a producer of all kinds of cookies. Even from a distance, the scent gets into your nose and whets your appetite for more. Right next door you will find chocolate factory of Lindt, also with an impressive factory outlet that will make all your chocolate dreams come true.
But don’t worry, Aachen also offers you plenty of opportunities to find a sporting balance after all the gourmet food. At Königshügel there is a sports facility that invites you to get some exercise outdoors and indoors. There is usually a lot going on there and you can also find new sporting buddies there. There are also plenty of clubs in Aachen where you can find other passionate volleyball players, footballers, dancers or athletes with whom you can continue to pursue your passion. If you are open to new things, the RWTH university offers a comprehensive sports programme, which is also open to outsiders, meaning non-students. Especially recommended here is the “Kontakthüpfen” programme, which is officially called “Sports with Music”. Afterwards, you’re guaranteed to be flat on your back.