Aachen is a city in western Germany, near the Belgian and Dutch borders. It is the place where 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned Kings of the Germans from 936 to 1531.
Aachen is the westernmost city in Germany. It is a university town with a population of nearly 250,000. Landmarks include the cathedral, where Charlemagne, the founder of the Carolingian empire, is buried. The city annually awards the Charlemagne Prize for services to the unification of Europe. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Aachen.
An Aachen court has found a 53-year-old man guilty of inflicting bodily harm on five children by spreading corrosive chemicals in a playground. The man claimed he was being harassed by the children's voices in his head.
No experiments on animals or humans can take place in Germany without a go from an authorized ethics committee. Dr. Thomas Kraus from Aachen University Hospital says this was the case in the most recent NO2 scandal.