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Total Projects in the city of aachen: 2

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Aachen also known as Bad Aachen is a spa town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Sometimes in English (especially in old use), 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 emperors. Geographically, Aachen is the westernmost city of Germany, located along its borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, 61 km (38 mi) west-southwest of Cologne. It is located within a 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.

After World War I, Aachen was occupied by the Allies until 1930.[18] Aachen was heavily damaged during World War II. The city and its fortified surroundings were encircled 13 September–16 October 1944 by the US 1st Infantry Division and 3rd Armored Division in conjunction with the US 2nd Armored Division and 30th Infantry Division during the prolonged Battle of Aachen, later reinforced by US 28th Infantry Division elements. Direct assaults through the heavily defended city finally forced the German garrison to surrender on 21 October 1944.[21] Aachen was the first German city to be captured by the Allies, and its residents welcomed the soldiers as liberators.[22] The city was destroyed partially — and in some parts completely — during the fighting,[2] mostly by American artillery fire and demolitions carried out by the Waffen-SS defenders. Damaged buildings included the medieval churches of St. Foillan, St. Paul and St. Nicholas, and the Rathaus (city hall), although Aachen Cathedral was largely unscathed. Only 4,000 inhabitants remained in the city; the rest had followed evacuation orders. Its first Allied-appointed mayor, Franz Oppenhoff, was murdered by an SS commando unit.

The emperor's palace no longer exists.

Source: wikipedia

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  • Address: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz 1, AACHEN, Germany
  • Latitude: 50.77461
  • Longitude: 6.08758
  • Address: Karl-Friedrich-Straße, AACHEN, Germany
  • Latitude: 50.8097
  • Longitude: 6.04835