as of 22/06/2021
Please note that current developments may lead to changes at short notice
The incidence in the Aachen city region is constantly below 35, which means that from Friday 11 June 2021, the following rules will apply:
Meetings in public spaces are allowed without limit for relatives from five households, and also for hundred people with test from any households. There is currently no curfew.
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 mask (FFP2 or equal standard) while using the public transport, you have to wear a medical mask in shops.
aachen tourist service e.v.
- Our guided tours start on Saturday, 12 June 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 accommodation for tourist and private purposes is allowed again for negative tested (max. 48h old), fully vaccinated or recovered persons.
- 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 with the bus will start again on Friday, 11 June 2021. You can get tickets and information at our Tourist Information.
- Food service establishments are allowed to reopen their outdoor and indoor dining areas. You have to leave your contact data.
- The ban on eating takeaway food within the perimeter of a restaurant no longer applies.
- Stores outside the daily needs may also reopen. There is no obligation to test, but there is a customer limit of 1 person per 10 square meters.
- Customers are obliged to wear a medical mask (FFP2, KN95, N95, surgical mask) in accordance with the Corona Protection Ordinance.
Sights & Museums
- The cathedral is only open to those who pray, from 7 am to 6 pm. Viewings will be available from 19 June on Saturdays between 1pm and 5pm and Sundays between 1pm and 4pm.
- Cathedral tours are offered, at stable incidence levels, on the following weekend:
- 26 June
- The Cathedral information is open Monday to Friday from 10am - 5pm, and from 12 June also on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am - 5pm.
- On 27.06.2021, the cathedral can only be visited between 12:45 - 14:30, but then only the Octagon, not the Throne or the Choir Hall.
Cathedral Treasury & Information Office
The Cathedral Treasury opens on the following weekend from 10-17 hrs:
- 26 / 27 June
Prior appointment booking is necessary.
Rathaus Aachen (Town Hall)
- The Town Hall will reopen from Friday 04.06.2021.
- To visit the Town Hall, a reservation by phone at +49 241 432 7310 or an online time slot booking on the Town Hall website is required.
The Aachen museums reopen!
- The Ludwig Forum will remain closed until 19.06.2021 due to renovation and construction work.
- In order to be able to visit the museums, it is necessary to book in advance by telephone or to book a time slot ticket.
- You will find the contact details for ticket booking under our entry for the respective museum. You can find the overview here.
- A negative Corona test is not required to visit the museum.
The telecommunications museum in Aachen also reopens:
- 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 am. 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 outdoor pool Hangeweiher opens on Monday, 31.05.2021. In any case, you need a pre-booked ticket.
- The CHIO Aachen - World Equestrian Festival ist postponed to September 10 until September 19, 2021.
- The Aachen Pilgrimage is postponed to June 9 until June 19, 2023.
- The International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen will be awarded on October 02, 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 and the Netherlands are considered risk areas. North Rhine-Westphalia, the Netherlands and Belgium continue to strongly advise against travelling abroad. The borders remain open, small border traffic is still possible.
- 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 and recovered persons
- 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