as of 23/07/2021
Please note that current developments may lead to changes at short notice
The incidence in the Aachen city region is again consistently above 10, which means that the following regulations will apply again from Saturday, 24.07.2021:
There is currently no curfew.
Contact restrictions: Meetings in public spaces are allowed without limit for relatives from five households, and also for 100 people with test from any household.
Since 3 May, persons who have been fully vaccinated (vaccination completed at least 14 days ago) or who have recovered (proof of a positive test result (laboratory diagnosis) which is at least 28 days and no more than 6 months old) have been treated the same in Northrhine-Westphalia as persons who have been tested negatively wherever regulations exist in the Federal Emergency Brake which allow tested persons access to certain facilities and services. This also means that the requirement of a negative test result upon entry does not apply to these persons.
You have to wear a medical mask while using the public transport and in shops.
aachen tourist service e.v.
- Our guided tours start on Saturday, 12/06/2021.
- The maximum group size for public tours is currently 10 people.
- The maximum group size for private group tours is currently 20 people.
- No negative Corona test is required.
- Contact details must be provided.
- The Tourist Info Elisenbrunnen is open again. We look forward to welcoming you to our newly designed premises!
- opening hours: Mon. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Our Service Centre can still be reached from Mon. – Fri. from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at +49 241 18029-50 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please note that we require all cancellations in writing to email@example.com
- Overnight stays for tourist and private purposes are allowed again. A negative Corona test must be presented upon arrival.
- An overview of the travel advice and regulations in the Euregio can be found here.
- For persons from risk areas: Please find Information here.
- The public city tour has already started (friday - sunday). You can get tickets and information at our Tourist Information.
- Food service establishments are allowed to reopen their outdoor and indoor dining areas.
- Contact details must be provided. As long as the incidence of NRW is below 35, a negative Corona test does not have to be presented to visit indoor catering establishments.
- Stores outside the daily needs may also reopen.
- Customers are obliged to wear a medical mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, surgical mask) in accordance with the Corona Protection Ordinance.
Sights & Museums
- As from 1/7 the cathedral will open everyday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. for visits.
- Cathedral tours will be offered regularly in July from Mo-Sat 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at every full hour, Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (english tour everyday at 2 p.m.)
- The Cathedral information is open Mon-Fri from 10am - 5pm, and from 12 June also on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am - 5pm.
Cathedral Treasury & Information Office
- The Cathedral Treasury will open everyday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. as from July.
- Guided tours will be offered on request.
Prior appointment booking is necessary.
Rathaus Aachen (Town Hall)
- The Town Hall is open.
The Aachen museums are open.
- A negative Corona test is not required to visit the museum.
- Contact details must be provided.
The telecommunications museum in Aachen is also open:
- Appointments for guided tours can be made by calling (0241) 919-1148.
- Without an appointment, the museum offers a public guided tour on Mondays at 11 a.m. Due to the Corona restrictions, however, it is currently also essential to book by telephone on the above-mentioned number in order to take part in this tour.
- In line with the regulations of the municipal museums, the Telecommunications Museum also waives the presentation of a negative Corona test. Wearing a mask is compulsory.
- Admission and the guided tour are free of charge.
Further cultural and leisure facilities
- The Aachener Tierpark is open. Visitors have to book an appointment in advance here www.euregiozoo.de . You do not need a Covid-19 test for the zoo.
- The municipal swimming pools are open. A negative Corona test must be presented (only in the swimming halls), as well as contact details.
- In the outdoor pool Hangeweiher you need a pre-booked ticket in any case.
- You do not need a pre-booked ticket for the indoor swimming pools.
- The CHIO Aachen - World Equestrian Festival ist postponed to 10/09/2021 - 19/09/2021.
- The Aachen Pilgrimage is postponed to 09/06/2023 - 19/06/2023.
- The International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen will be awarded on 02/10/2021.
Local public transport
Please visit www.aseag.de to find out about the current situation in public transport.
Border triangle (Germany/Belgium/Netherlands)
- There are various testing, quarantine and registration obligations when entering or leaving the Federal Republic of Germany or when entering or leaving the Netherlands or Belgium. An overview of the travel advice and regulations can be found here.
- Belgium is currently no longer considered a risk area.
- The Netherlands is considered a risk area for Germany. This is not the case the other way round. In the Netherlands, night clubs are closed, restaurants are only open until 10 pm. Shops and museums are open.
- Please observe the current entry regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany:
- Entry from a risk area: no quarantine for vaccinated, recovered and negatively tested persons
- Entry from a high incidence area: 10 days quarantine, getting out of quarantine via testing possible, exceptions for immunised persons
- Entry from a virus variant area: 14 days quarantine - also for vaccinated persons (unless the vaccine received is recognised as effective against the variant in question) and convalescents; if a virus variant area is classified as a high incidence area during quarantine, the rules for high incidence areas apply
- Entry from "risk-free" areas: Obligatory testing for non-immunised travellers
Please note that especially this information is constantly changing and we therefore cannot guarantee its current validity. Information can be found on the website of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- Additional information:
- Non-essential travel is generally considered to be shopping/shopping/fuelling up, visiting friends and relatives not of the first degree, tourism/recreation as well as hiking and cycling.
- Bus tickets for the Arriva bus to Maastricht are currently only available online via www.arriva.nl