This section offers practical information for those planning to travel to Aachen, accommodation close to the venue, sights to see, ... . Be sure to check this page regularly, as more information will be added frequently.

The conference will take place in the C.A.R.L. building of RWTH Aachen,  which is located in the Claßenstraße, 52072 Aachen.


For EARLI and JURE 2019 conference delegates looking for suitable accommodation in Aachen, the Aachen Tourist Service has provided a comprehensive list of hotels in the vicinity of the conference venue. They offer rooms in a selection of local hotels, with breakfast included at a guaranteed fixed price until 3 weeks before the conference.

Click here to consult the booking tool.
Please book your accommodation before the 11th of July to enjoy these reduced rates.

Should you have specific questions with regards to your booking, please don't hesitate to contact the Tourist Service by mention of "EARLI 2019" via telephone (+49 (0)241-18029-50) or e-mail (


Aachen is easily accessible via train and/or airplane. Due to its central location, you can easily travel to Aachen via Cologne / Bonn Airport (CGN), Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) in Germany and Brussels Airport in Belgium.

From all these airports, a train will take you to the center of Aachen in approximately 1,5 hour.

Click on the button below to book your train journey:


The EARLI conference registration at the Foyer of the C.A.R.L. building (ground floor) will be open as follows:

Monday 12th of August 07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 13th of August 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 14th of August 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 15th of August 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 16th of August 08:00 - 17:00

From Wednesday August 14th onwards, the registration desk moves to the main information desk. For any queries regarding registration or payments contact the EARLI Office, room S08, second floor at the C.A.R.L. building.


Delegates can rent a bicycle throughout the conference via Swapfiets (please note that the contingent of bikes is limited). For a fixed fee of 17,50€ (15€ for students) delegates will be provided with a bicycle for the whole week. The bicycle can either be picked up at the shop close to the conference venue or be brought to a desired address in Aachen. Since Swapfiets regularly rents bicycles for at least a month, delegates will have to sign a contract for one month, which can be terminated immediately. If you are interested in renting a bike, please register via following link. Please enter the address where you will be staying during the conference and type “EARLI” in the comment box. Please be aware of that Swapfiets does not rent bicycle helmets.


Coffee and refreshments will be available throughout the conference programme, allowing you to catch up with colleagues for a drink at any time of the day!
Lunches are served flexibly between 11:15 and 14:30 in the university Mensa, just a short walk from the C.A.R.L. building (Pontwall 3).
A limited amount of portable lunch bags (with sandwich, fruit and candy bars) will be available from 11:00 at the C.A.R.L. cafetaria every day at a first come, first served basis.

Consult the MENSA Academica menu here.

Gala Dinner

The EARLI 2019 Gala Dinner will be served exclusively at the Aachen Coronation Hall, which on its completion around 1349 was the largest secular hall in the Holy Roman Empire. While in the Middle Ages it hosted the coronation banquets, today it is the International Charlemagne Prize that gives the hall its European significance.

The Gala Dinner will be held on Friday the 16th of August to mark the festive end of the conference.
Places for the dinner are limited, so make sure to purchase your ticket when registering for EARLI 2019. Admittance will only be offered to delegates who purchased a dinner ticket beforehand.


In a change to previous EARLI conferences, we offer an open afterparty for all delegates, on Friday (August 16th - 22:30)! The EARLI 2019 afterparty gives all delegates the opportunity to join the informal part of the evening. No admittance fee, you will only have to pay for your drinks. The afterparty will take place at the Pontstrasse 72 – only a three minutes walk from the Coronation Hall. If you would like to attend the party, you can already add your three favourite party tracks to the Spotify EARLI 2019 Afterparty Megamix . We are looking forward to a great party!


Only 500 metres from the C.A.R.L. building, the Königshügel (kings hill) is located. Around the natural grass pitch of the stadium there is a 400-metre ash track which can be used freely. Right next to the ash track you can find a path (Finnbahn) which consists of a mineral base layer, an intermediate layer of sand and a top layer of wood chips. It has a specific system with drainage adapted to the soil conditions. The total length of the section is 1,150 metres. At the edge of the ash track, two outdoor fitness facilities (Fitness 1Fitness 2) can be used which are equipped with a calisthenics station and approximately 100 square meters of fall protection mats.



Aachen is ideally located at the point where three countries – Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands – meet, it enchants visitors time and again. Visit its monuments and squares, stroll through its narrow, winding lanes, and enjoy the flair of the westernmost major city in Germany.

Delegates who would like to learn anecdotes, legend and stories about the historical centre, the town hall, Aachen’s architecture or the Route Charlemagne, can obtain information and book a ticket for public guided tours through Aachen via Aachen Tourism. Delegates can also book guided tours and tickets through the cathedral and the cathedral treasury. Tickets for guided tours in the cathedral and the treasury are only available in the Dominformation. Group Tours for the Cathedral require advance reservation at: