A spa city located in western Germany, Aachen is situated near to the city of Cologne and shares its border with Belgium. With a history that dates back to 1600 B.C this city is full of well-preserved architecture and significant buildings.
The city's proximity to Cologne means it is an easy commute to the multinational corporations that call Cologne home. Aachen's University makes up the main source of employment in the city. The city's economy also relies on being the administrative centre for coal mining in Germany, electrical goods, and glass.
Maastricht Aachen Airport is the nearest airport to the city and is located just 15 kilometres from Aachen city centre.