Social Events & Aachen City

Social Events

Have fun while studying!

We offer you a wide range of social activities to experience German culture and student life at RWTH Aachen University:

  • Social and cultural events in Aachen and surrounding areas (border triangle Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands)
  • Visits of UNESCO World Heritage sites and excursions to Cologne, Düsseldorf or Bonn
  • On-site company visits of RWTH’s industrial partners and guided tours of RWTH institutes as well as renowned research centers in the area
  • Intercultural training; get-togethers with the international student community
  • Cooking and dancing nights, sport events, BBQs and many other activities

Aachen - Live where History meets Technology

Its historic center around the distinctive cathedral, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, is characterized by the student lifestyle. In the old town quarter and its pubs, restaurants and shops, one can literally touch European history. The great number of students makes student life in Aachen a vibrant and unique experience.

Experience Internationality in the Heart of Europe

Only a few kilometers from the city center, one can find the “Border Triangle” where the frontiers of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany meet. The attraction of living in this area includes a colorful mix of languages and people as well as short travel distances to cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne or even Paris. On the city's doorsteps, the hilly Eifel landscape with its rivers, lakes and forests offers a picturesque countryside.