Already at the time of Charlemagne poets, philosophers and scientists from all parts of the empire came to Aachen as teachers or students. Until today domestic and foreign guests visit the imperial city not just for its international flair, winding alleys and beautiful squares, but also the aim of exchanging experiences with colleagues.
Approximately 250,000 people, among them more than 50,000 students from all over the world, are living in the most western metropolis of Germany in the border triangle Germany-Belgium-Netherlands. Direct motorway connections in all directions, cross-border railway networks with ICE-connection to Frankfurt as well as several airports in close vicinity make the imperial city an optimal congress and conference location.
Not least because of the many research and development facilities, e.g. the awarded excellence university RWTH, the advanced technical college, the research centre Jülich as well as numerous research departments of international groups of companies Aachen is a popular location. Here new developments are presented and specialists are educated and trained for almost any field of business.
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The convention center was built instead of the gallery, which was damaged in the Second World War and was not rebuilt. Designed according to plans by architect Erwin Schiffer, the conference center was inaugurated on 4 September 1977.
In the years 1998 to 2014, the building was thoroughly renovated. The event technology has also been constantly updated and kept up-to-date. The Eurogress now features state-of-the-art communications and event technologies.
The associated Eurogress parking garage has around 600 parking spaces.