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:


For delegates who will travel by car to Aachen we offer parking tickets for the Parking Zone close to the conference venue. For € 9 per day you are permitted to park within the Parking Zone U. We recommend the RWTH Car Park, which is only a 5 minutes walk from the C.A.R.L. building. Should you wish to book parking tickets, please contact Judith Fränken at RWTH University.

Please be advised that parking tickets can be purchased through us until the 15th of July 2019.


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 throughout the day at the C.A.R.L. building and between 11:30 and 14:15 in the university canteen.
A limited amount of portable lunch bags (with sandwich, fruit and candy bars) will be available at the C.A.R.L. building every day at a first come, first serve basis

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!


Childcare facilities will be available at a small fee. Additional information about the child care schedule and bookings will be provided in due time.

Delegates should write an email with the subject “EARLI conference 2019” to and provide them with more information.
Deadline: July 14th.



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.
The local organisers will offer we will offer a daily range of different guided tours that can be booked by conference delegates outside the EARLI registration system (e.g., guided tours of the historical centre, the dome, the town hall,…). More information will follow on this in due time.

More information can be found here.