City of monarchs
Geographically, Aachen is the westernmost city in Germany, bordering Belgium and the Netherlands. This is also called the tri-border region, with diverse cultural and linguistic influences. Aachen is about an hour’s drive or train ride away from Cologne, is not far away from Maastricht and Brussels and is surrounded by the beautiful hilly landscape and leisure areas of the Eifel and Ardennes regions. Aachen has a long tradition and history. Even though much of the city's historical architecture was destroyed during World War II, there are still a number of buildings dating back to the middle ages, including Aachen Cathedral, where Charlemagne's remains are interred and more than 40 German kings and queens were crowned.
The city is home to RWTH Aachen University, one of Europe's leading science and research institutions for natural Science and engineering. It has 45,000 students who contribute to a lively city life with student charm. The university has a large innovative capacity and drives technology transfer to the business environment in the urban area of Aachen and the tri-border region. Get to know Amazon Development Centre Aachen's teams.