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Aachen

Good neighbourhood.

Aachen is situated in the border triangle of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and right in the heart of Europe. Not only is it a very international city, the students of RWTH, one of the largest technical universities in Europe, add to its flair: Young, friendly and always open for conversation.

Youth camps

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Highlights

  • European city Aachen Photo: Colourbox.de

    European city Aachen

    Discover the heart of Europe with its old Roman buildings. Its young inhabitants bring the city to life.

  • Eifel National Park Photo: Colourbox.de/r.classen

    Eifel National Park

    All your senses will be awakened here. The national park is known for its deep blue lakes and wooded mountain ranges.

  • Cultural metropolis Cologne Photo: Colourbox.de/r.classen

    Cultural metropolis Cologne

    Not only the cathedral makes the Rhine metropolis so impressive, the city also offers an extensive range of cultural events and shopping.

For example: amusement park, badminton, barbecue, basketball, beach volleyball, bowling, cinema, city walking tours, disco nights, flea market, foosball, gocarting, hiking, horseback riding, minigolf, movie visits, museum visits, soccer, swimming, table tennis, volleyball

Supervised transfer from Düsseldorf airport

A transfer service between Düsseldorf airport (DUS) and the course location in Aachen will be offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the official arrival and departure days (waiting times may be involved).

This costs EUR 150 for arrival and departure. You can register for the transfer up to 4 weeks before the start of the course. Please use our online form to register.
 
One of our employees will be waiting at the transit area exit in the arrivals hall to greet the children when they arrive.
 
He/she will be carrying a Goethe-Institut sign and will have identification. For organisational reasons, we cannot tell you the name of the employee until three days before the start of the course, at the earliest.
 
On the departure day, we will accompany your child as far as the airport check-in.
 
In the event of the flight being delayed, please note that a transfer outside the official transfer times will not be possible. In this case, you will have to take a taxi instead. The costs are around EUR 220.

Individual arrival by plane

You can also organise your arrival yourself. The most convenient airport is Cologne/Bonn (CGN). A taxi transfer from the airport to the course location costs around EUR 170.
Destination address: Jugendherberge Aachen, Maria-Theresia-Allee 260, 52074 Aachen

Individual arrival by train

You can also organise your arrival yourself. The nearest train station is Aachen. A taxi transfer from the train station to the course location costs around EUR 10.
Destination address: Jugendherberge Aachen, Maria-Theresia-Allee 260, 52074 Aachen

Contact before the course starts

Please direct all of your questions and messages to the Goethe Institute's head office before the course starts:
jugend@goethe.de
Phone: +49 89 15921-800

Address and telephone numbers during the course

Goethe-Institut
Jugendherberge Aachen
Maria-Theresia-Allee 260
52074 Aachen
Germany

Phone and E-Mail: will be communicated on Friday before the course starts.

Young learners course blog

blog.goethe.de/jugendkurse

Further information

Hannah, 23, supervisor on the youth camps Photo: Goethe-Institut/Thomas Koy

“We manage to get along with each other on the courses in a peaceful, happy and tolerant manner – so you think to yourself: it's not that difficult and it must be possible for the rest of the world to manage!”

Hannah, 23, supervisor on the youth camps

Any other questions?
We would be happy to advise you:

Any other questions? +49 89 15921-200 We would be happy to advise you: jugend@goethe.de