Design-Hotel Zur Abtei

Napoleonsberg 132, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 52076, Germany
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Place to live in Aachen

by mohd97

Hello guys, i am going to move to Aachen in February for completing my studies in Aachen Uniklinikum. I will stay for around 4 years. I want to know the safest, quiet and very "classy" district or part of town in Aachen to rent an apartment?

Re: Place to live in Aachen

by MacedonianUK

Nice and classy is expencive in Aachen also too faraway from work in Uniklinikum, as you will need to live in the south of the city. But one of the good suberbs in Aachen is Laurensberg together with Burtshaid. Laurensberg is close to Uniklinikum.
Bus 37 goes directly there, also is about 5 min with car.
Laurensberg has very good links with the center via buses.
I live in Aachen now and if you have any questions. I am more than happy to answer them for you.
As it happens I live in Laurensberg.
If you staying fro 4 years, just to let you know, once you rent place, its come BARE so you will have to buy furniture including kitchen....
Laurensberg is green and quiet, good shops and nice arhitecture.

Re: Place to live in Aachen

by RhineRoll

try the parts Vaalserquartier or even Vaals which is already in the Netherlands (open border). The neighbouring parts are very classy too as they are higher up on the slopes of the Eifel hills. These parts include Hanbruch, Roneheide and Steinebrück. I have been in the surroundings of Brüsseler Straße once and have seen the most incredible villas there, always thought of Aachen as a rather working class city, but it is not!!!

Re: Place to live in Aachen

by MacedonianUK

Roll, Brusseler Ring indeed has one of the most expencive villas around...
And aparently Aachen has biggest number of milioneers per m2 in all of NRW state.
Vaalsererquarteer is closer to the Klinikum but it is very hard to find place to live there as everybody wants to be close to work..
Do not rent anything from renting group Deutsche Annington!!!
Their flats have cheaper rent, but the state of the flat is dismall.They are like a pigstays.
We used
Once you sigh with them, chek Aachen map and than you can choose neighborhoods you like and the search engine with find thing you specified, like no of rooms...
Took us good 6 months to find this place in Laurensperg.
Good source of properties is Aachenerceitung newspaper, property attachment comes out on Saterday....
You need more help drop me VT mail.
BTW rent in Vaals is more expencive, on avarage about 30%


Travel Tips for Aachen

Location is everything

by IceBear7

One of the reasons why I love this city is its location. It is not too far from Düsseldorf where I live and many other interesting German cities. But: within minutes driving you are in Belgium, driving for a couple of minutes in a different direction, you are in the Netherlands.
It's only two hours to the coast, close enough to go there just for a day, perfect to go for a weekend!

Aachen Fountains

by johngayton

When wandering the city keep an eye open for the various fountains dotted about. These all have tales behind them which give an interesting insight into the city.

Pictured here is the "Fountain of Puppets", each of which represents a different icon of the city, and pic #2 is the city's founding-father Charlegmagne standing on top of his "Pea Bowl".

For an excellent short piece by Sabine Rother about touring these click this link - Aachen Fountains

Aachener Printen

by BillNJ

Aachener Printen, a type of gingerbread, is made from a variety of ingredients including cinnamon, aniseed, clove, cardamom, coriander, allspice and ginger. Originally sweetened with honey, nowadays Printen are sweetened with the syrup from sugar beets because honey became temporarily unavailable when Napoleon issued a trade embargo, banning all trade with the main supplier of honey, the USA. The tradition of sweetening with sugar beets was kept even after Napoleon was defeated and the French occupation lifted.

There are many stores selling this local specialty in Aachen's city center. These gingerbread treats are especially popular during the Christmas season.

Labour day, 1st of May

by aukjejetty

I saw all these trees with ribbons tied on the branches when I walked through Aachen, they were even hanging from appartment-windows. TinyTuck told me that people in Aachen go to the woods on labourday, get one of the branches and hang them full of ribbons. So when you go early May, you'll know why it all looks decorated, as if they knew you were coming to town ☺

After I wrote this TinyTuck let me know that I forgot some important details, so here they are: A guy goes and cuts a young "Birke" (this tree with the white trunk people can be allergic to :-)) the NIGHT before ( -> trees are missing in the forests and alleys the next day!) and SECRETLY puts it up in front of the window of the GIRL he likes, as a secret
admirer ;-)

Well it does make this local custom tip much more interesting, thank you Stef!

Say a little prayer

by Imaniac

In most churches people can sign the register and write a little prayer. In the St Foillan church this is done in a very remarkable way. People write their prayers on small coloured paper, that look like post-its They are then put onto a wall. There are so many prayers that they actually made a few books by putting them all together.


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