How to reach us


How to reach us - Joining Instructions

Map of Aachen West

Reaching us by plane and train:

The nearest Airports are Düsseldorf and Cologne. From both airports it is a 90-minute train ride to Aachen Main Station. There are direct trains from Düsseldorf Airport - from Cologne Airport you usually have to change trains. You can look for connections on the Deutsche Bahn website.

For those of you who come from Britain, using Eurostar might be an option. It takes roughly 4 hours from London St. Pancras to Aachen Central with a change of trains at Brussels Midi.

Since your accommodations and the lecture venue are in the west quarter, you can also take a train to Aachen West. We will try and find someone to pick you up at the station. Should that be impossible in individual cases, we will send you directions to our Institute.

Reaching us by car:

There are two main highways by which you can reach Aachen; either from Düsseldorf via A44 or from Cologne via A4.

At the highway intersection "Kreuz Aachen" follow the signs to Heerlen/Antwerpen (A4). Next, take the exit Laurensberg/Richterich and turn right onto the expressway to Aachen. Follow the road (L232) to the old city gate (Ponttor). At the traffic light, turn right into Pontwall, take the second right into Claßenstraße. The C.A.R.L. lecture venue is to your left. There are some parking lots further down the road to your right.

From the University Guest House to the lecture venue:

We have booked a room in one of RWTH Aachen University's Guest Houses for all of you for the night from the respective Monday to Tuesday. In all likelihood, it will be in Haus Königshügel.

To reach the lecture venue, you can either walk or take the bus. For the walk of about 10 minutes, you take the Melatener Straße downhill until you reach the crossroads. Turn to your left and follow the Turmstraße for some time. After you cross the bridge, turn left into Claßenstraße. The C.A.R.L. is just ahead of you.

If you want to reach the C.A.R.L. by bus, you have to cross the Melatener Straße and walk down Hainbuchenstraße to take the bus lines 33 or 73 from the station Hainbuchenstraße. Get off the bus at the Audimax, cross the road and head towards Claßenstraße. The C.A.R.L. is situated on the left side of the road.