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Passport / Visa

Passport / Visa

Germany can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

Germany has a mild climate year-round, with warm summers and cool winters, but it does have a high percentage of humidity. Aachen is mostly visited by tourists during the months between July and October due to warmer temperatures and low chance of rain, so expect higher prices regarding accommodation. The winter season on the other hand sees the least amount of tourists, and due to the holidays the city is decorated with lights and hosts Christmas markets. Spring is also not particularly crowded, with slightly higher temperatures.
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