What is Aachen?

  • (noun): A city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital.
    Synonyms: Aken, Aix-la-Chapelle


Aachen (, also known as Bad Aachen; Ripuarian: Óche, Limburgish: Aoke, French: Aix-La-Chapelle) is a spa town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. In French, and sometimes (especially earlier) also in English, the city is known as Aix-la-Chapelle . Aachen was a favoured residence of Charlemagne, and later the place of coronation of the Kings of Germany. Geographically, Aachen is the westernmost city of Germany, located along its borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, 65 km (40 mi) west of Cologne. RWTH Aachen University, one of Germany's Universities of Excellence, is located in the city. Aachen's predominant economic focus is on science, engineering, information technology and related sectors. In 2009, Aachen was ranked 8th among cities in Germany for innovation.

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... Clara Fey, Leocadia Startz, Wilhelmina Istas, and Aloysia Vossen were at school together at Aachen they were the co-foundresses of the congregation ... Edgar, an English resident of Aachen, and the needle-painting of the sisters became famed throughout Germany and the neighbouring countries ... The house at Burtscheid (Aachen) became, the German secretariate of the society of the Holy Childhood ...
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... Aachen Aachen Priory Dominicans 1293–1802 Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus 1842–today Alexian Hospital, Aachen (with St ... Alexius' Church) (Alexianer Krankenhaus Aachen and Alexiuskirche Aachen) Alexians 1334–today Christenserine motherhouse (14th century – 1973 moved ... Anne's Abbey or Priory, Aachen, now St ...