Westernmost city in Germany, located near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, Aachen was the center of the Carolingian Empire, the Holy Roman Empire—a decision made by Charlemagne, the father of Europe.
The 2000 years old imperial city presents itself as a cosmopolitical metropolis with historical flair. The best known building and at the same time the most popular sight of the city is Aachen Cathedral. The more than 1,200 years old cultural site is the last resting place of Charlemagne and the site of coronation of 30 German kings.
Aachen is also known for its springs, which have been attracting visitors since the Ancient Roman times and continue to do so today, with a number of historic baths and hotels sprinkled around the city. Contributing to the city’s wealth and prominence is also the technical university, which made Aachen a hub for modern technologies and provides a sizeable student population (over 40 000 of the total 250 000 inhabitants). With all this, Aachen is now a multi-cultural, popular tourist destination.
First International Workshop on Compressible Combustion - Aachen 2019