Aachen by train

Travel conveniently by train to the historic city of Aachen in Germany. Whether you love art, culture, shopping or delicious German delicacies, Aachen has it all.

Een dagje of weekend naar Aken met de trein.

All about your train trip to Aachen

Reis met glimble met de trein van Maastricht naar Aken.

Train connections to Aachen

Aachen is easily accessible by train from several cities in the Netherlands:

  • Maastricht to Aachen: Get on the direct train in Maastricht and reach Aachen in an hour.

  • Amsterdam to Aachen: The intercity from Amsterdam to Aachen departs several times a day and takes you to your destination in about 2.5 hours.

  • Utrecht to Aachen: From Utrecht, with a change in Maastricht or Heerlen, you can reach Aachen in 2 hours.

Travel easily with glimble by train to Aachen. For example, directly from Maastricht. You'll be in Aachen within an hour.

This is how to buy a public transport ticket

  • Download the app from the store.

  • Plan your trip in the glimble app and click 'Buy'.

  • Your public transport ticket with QR code is directly in the app. Show during a check and use to open a gate at the station.

Travelling with a group? Then buy a group ticket. Now with 10% discount if you travel with 3 or more people.

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Out and about in Aachen

Reis met de trein naar Aken en bezoek de Dom van Aken.

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral is a must-see when you visit the city. It is one of the most impressive and historically important churches in Europe. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Charlemagne. The Cathedral is famous for its beautiful mosaics, the Palatine Chapel and the Treasury with precious relics.

Reis met de trein naar de Carolus Thermen in Aken.

Carolus Thermal Baths

Aachen is famous for its thermal springs, which have attracted visitors for centuries. The Carolus Thermen is a perfect place to enjoy relaxing baths, wellness treatments and saunas. The thermal waters have beneficial effects and have been known for their healing properties since Roman times.

Reis met de trein naar Aken en bezoek het stadhuis met indrukwekkende fresco's en een tentoonstelling over de geschiedenis van Aken.

City Hall of Aachen

Aachen's town hall can be found on the Market Square. The Gothic building dates from the 14th century and was once the residence of Charlemagne. One of the most impressive rooms in the city hall is the Coronation Hall. The replicas of the crown jewels and historic frescoes are well worth seeing.

Reis met de trein naar Aken en bezoek de Elisenbrunnen.


A distinctive symbol in Aachen, the Elisenbrunnen is known for its historical significance and therapeutic spring water. It is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists. Enjoy the neoclassical architecture and taste the mineral-rich water.

Taking the train to Aachen with glimble

Download travel app glimble, plan your trip and discover the beautiful city in Germany.