Although the city was severely damaged during World War II, you can still visit many historical buildings in Aachen. The city is mainly renowned for the magnificent Cathedral listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the famous spas, such as the Elisa Fountain and the Carolus Thermen.
Aachen has over 260,000 inhabitants.
Aachen is located in the west of Germany, near the border with both the Netherlands and Belgium and the place where Holland, Belgium and Germany meet near Vaals. Hills lie north and west of the city; extensive forests start in the south.
Textile industry and the production of needles used to be important pillars of Aachen's economy. Those industries have completely disappeared. Nowadays it's all about engineering and the production of tires, light bulbs and candy in Aachen. There are also some research and development centers of high-tech companies, often spin-offs from Aachen's reputable technical university. Tourism also plays an important role.
The nearest airport is located in the Netherlands: Maastricht Aachen Airport, about 30 kilometers west of the city. From Aachen the airport is easily reachable by rental car via freeway A76 in the direction of Antwerp and taking the direction of Maastricht (A2/E25) at Kerensheide junction.
Aachen has an extensive network of city busses, almost all running via the main bus station. Night busses also run on Saturday and Sunday nights and on holidays. In addition two high-speed trains stop in Aachen: the Thalys which runs between Cologne and Paris and the ICE line between Brussels and Frankfurt.
Traffic and Parking
It's difficult to find a free parking place for your rental car in the street, but fortunately there are several parking garages in and around Aachen's city center. There are also four P&R areas on the outskirts of the city, where you can park your car and continue your journey to Aachen's center by bus.
Aachen has a large choice of accommodations ranging from a five-star hotel and several four-star hotels to basic guesthouses. Bear in mind though that many conferences are held in Aachen. During larger conferences it may be difficult to find a hotel room of your choice.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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