Aachen has many names. The French call it Aix-la-Chapelle; Italians say Aquisgrana. There are many more you may hear, should you check into an international hotel in Aachen. The most important person for the historic development of Aachen was Charlemagne. He chose this city to host his royal court. Close to his palace lies the Carolus Thermen Cascade as one of Aachen's attractive sights. The Aachen Cathedral is even listed as a World Heritage Site. To experience the Aachen locals it is worth booking a hotel in Aachen especially during the North Rhine-Westphalia carnival days.
Aachen is Germany's westernmost city. Its 260,000 inhabitants live not far from the Netherlands and Belgium, both of which the city borders. Travellers can check into their hotel in Aachen after arriving at the Hauptbahnhof central station because Aachen can only be reached via the Maastricht Airport. Business people may be interested in Aachen's reputation as an important place for IT development. Other companies located here are Philips and Continental. For relaxation, HRS recommends that you taste the confectionary of Lambertz or Zentis in an Aachen hotel.