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  1. Aachen, also known as Bad Aachen is a spa town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, at the foot of the Eifel and Ardennes Plateaus. Sometimes in English, the city is referred to as Aix-la-Chapelle. Aachen was a favoured residence of Charlemagne, and later the place of coronation of the German kings, which is where it gained the reference as the "watering-place of kings." Geographically, Aachen is the westernmost city of Germany, located along its borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, 61 km west-southwest of Cologne. It is located within a former coal-mining region, and this fact was important in its economic history. 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.
  2. Aachen: The district of Aachen is a district in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Heinsberg, Düren, Euskirchen, and also the Netherlands province of Limburg and the Belgian province of Liège.

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Google previewFodor's Germany (2008)

by Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications

Aachen is an important side trip for anyone visiting the region. lts stunning cathedral and treasury are the greatest storehouses of Carolingian art and architecture in Europe. BONN Bonn was the postwar seat of the federal government and ...

Google previewFalse Impressions (1997)

by Thomas Hoving

Charlemagne's curious church in Aachen is an exact replica of the baptistery attached to the Constantinian church of San Giovanni in Laterano — with identical proportions. In the case of the ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture (2012)

by Colum Hourihane

Aachen. [Fr. Aix-la-Chapelle] City in Nordrhein-Westfalia, Germany. It was the birthplace and residence of Charlemagne, ruler of the Frankish Kingdom, and remained associated with German rulers throughout the Middle Ages; most Holy ...

Google previewWorld War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Located on the western border of Germany, the city of Aix-la-Chapelle (later Aachen) had been the capital of the Holy Roman Empire during the reign of Charlemagne in the early ninth century. Because German dictator Adolf Hitler considered ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

AACHEN (ā'Kén), GERMANY. It was the year 1000 Charlemagne were placed in a shrine north of the after Christ, and the people of Europe, according to chapel, where they remain today. Every seven years old stories, were daily expecting ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (2010)

by Clifford J. Rogers

Aachen, Siege of Following the death in 1247 of Henry Raspe, who had been the rival of the excommunicated Emperor Frederick II, the archbishops of Cologne, Mainz, Trier, and Bremen and the Duke of Brabant elected Count William II of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2006)

by Bruno Becchio, Johannes P. Schadé

Aachen Historic city in west central Germany, scene of many treaties, partly destroyed in World War II (1944), site of early Christian graves and chapel (5th century), and centre of the Carolinian Renaissance. Charlemagne here built a palace ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

15th Aachen Automobile and Engine Technology Colloquium, Aachen. Artur ...

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