Arrival and Accomodation

The city of Aachen provides several central hotels and is easily accessible by car and by train. Reaching Aachen by plane requires to flying to a nearby airport.


We are located in the Informatikzentrum (computer science department) at Ahornstraße 55 in 52074 Aachen. Once at the Informatikzentrum, the following location plan can help you to find us. We are in building E1.

To reach the Informatikzentrum you have to approach Aachen by plane, train, or car.

Arriving by Plane

Take a flight to Cologne, Düsseldorf or Maastricht. Then either
  • take a taxi (from Cologne or Düsseldorf approx. 100 km and approx. 120€; from Maastricht approx. 35 km) to the Informatikzentrum at Ahornstraße 55, 52074 Aachen; or
  • take a train from Cologne central station (Köln Hbf) or from Düsseldorf central station (Düsseldorf Hbf), to Aachen central station. See further instructions below.

Arriving by Train

From the Aachen central station, either
  • take a taxi (telephone numbers; approx. 8€) to the Informatikzentrum at Ahornstraße 55, 52074 Aachen; or
  • take the suburban train RB 33 (in the direction of Duisburg) for two stations to Aachen West. And from there take a bus of lines 33 or 73 for three stations to Halifaxstrasse; or
  • take a bus of line 13B to Turmstrasse, and from there a bus of line 12 to Halifaxstrasse; or
  • take a bus of line 13A to Ponttor, and from there a bus of line 33 to Halifaxstrasse.
Concrete bus connections can be found on the homepage of the Aachener Verkehrsverbund (linked transport system Aachen; currently in German only).

Arriving by Car

  • At the intersection Aachener Kreuz follow the autobahn A4 towards Heerlen.
  • Exit for Aachen-Laurensberg, turn right at the traffic lights towards Aachen.
  • Follow the expressway, change direction towards RWTH-Klinikum (Aachen's university clinic)
  • Take the third exit to the Halifaxstrasse (RWTH-Hörn)
  • Turn left the second to the Mies-v.d.-Rohe Straße
  • Use our carpark on the left behind the building.
This pre-located Google map may help plan your travel.


Aachen provides several Hotels within the historic downtown or close to the Informatikzentrum, where we are located.

Regarding your accomodation needs, we usually propose these three hotels

  • Novotel Aachen City with rooms starting from €95 per night.
    "Located in the city center, the Novotel Aachen City hotel houses 154 air-conditioned and spacious rooms, each equipped with high-speed Internet connection, a swivel desk and comfortable sofa. The first-class, innovative furnishings combine modern decor with ergonomic comfort. The 4-star hotel also boasts a fitness area with a steam bath, allowing you to relax high above Aachen's rooftops. Beneath the hotel is a public garage."
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  • Mercure Hotel Aachen with rooms starting from €74 per night.
    "The Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom, located in the city center, has 117 rooms, some of which have terraces and overlook the old town. The VDR-certified hotel also has 3 meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 22 people, and Wi-Fi in all areas. There are restaurants and shops on the hotel's doorstep, as well as a public parking garage with reserved spaces for hotel guests."
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  • Hotel IBIS Aachen Marschiertor with rooms starting from €65 per night.
    "The Ibis Aachen Marschiertor is set in a peaceful yet central location. The hotel has 104 comfortable and modern rooms with wireless Internet access via Wi-Fi. You can also surf the net and check your emails free of charge at the iPoint in the lobby. Thehotel offers two conference rooms and secure parking. Our reception is open around the clock and snacks and drinks are also available 24 hours a day. Get the day off to a great start with our healthy breakfast served between 4am and 12 noon."
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The Novotel Aachen City and the Mercure Hotel Aachen are located slightly more central, with the Mercure Hotel Aachen being located only three minutes from the cathedral. The Hotel IBIS Aachen Marschiertor is located close to the central station.

Prices for a double room in Aachen range from € 60 to € 130 depending on season and room as usual.

Prof. Dr. B. Rumpe
Lehrstuhl Software Engineering
RWTH Aachen
Ahornstraße 55
52074 Aachen