POM Aachen 2024

Practical Information

Politics of the Machines
Lifelikeness & beyond

The 4th POM Conference
RWTH Aachen University
KäteHamburger Kolleg:
Cultures of Research (c:o/re).
April 22-26, 2024

We eagerly anticipate your arrival in Aachen. To facilitate your travel and accommodation arrangements, we have compiled essential information on this page.

If you require a formal invitation letter for Visa purposes, please reach out to us at info@pomconference.org.

Our conference is scheduled to commence on Monday April 22nd, 2024 and will conclude on Thursday April 25th, 2024 evening. Additionally, we invite you to join us for a post-conference event at the Art Center PACT Zollverein on Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th, 2024. Further details regarding this event will be provided shortly.

Flying to Aachen

Nearby Airports

Cologne/Bonn Airport

The closest airport to Aachen is Cologne/Bonn airport.

Düsseldorf Airport

Otherwise you can also use the Düsseldorf Airport. Düssseldorf has a good train connection to Aachen.

Conference Venues
Two main locations

Super C

This building is part of the RWTH University and is located at Templergraben 57, 52062 Aachen.

In order to reach it, you can take a walk (25 Min Walk) from Aachen’s Main Station (Aachen Hbf) across the city center, or take one of the following buses:

  • Bus 13A and 13B (18Min Ride), getting off at ‘Aachen, Technische Hochschule’ Station and walking (1min Walk).
  • Bus 3A, getting off at ‘Audimax’ Station, and walking (1 Min Walk).

Please, take into account that Buses tend to be quite irregular in Aachen. We advise you to plan some buffering time to reaching our venues.

Institute for Philosophy and Discourse
Jakobstraße 25A, 52064 Aachen.

Located around (8 Min Walk) from Super C.


Bus and Bikes

AVV Aachener Verkehrsverbund
The local transportation system in Aachen is known as AVV. Tickets can be conveniently purchased either online through their website or directly onboard the bus using cash.
Aachen, being a compact city, often makes walking or cycling more convenient than relying on buses. Velocity is a good option for bike rentals during your stay in Aachen. Whether you need a bike for short trips or extended periods, Velocity provides flexible rental options.

Staying in Aachen

Accommodation, Food & More

To secure your accommodation, we recommend booking as early as possible. Aachen, being a small city, tends to have hotels fill up quickly. Alternatively, staying in Cologne, a larger city approximately 50 minutes away from Aachen, offers additional lodging options.

Aquis Grana City Center
120-160€ – Central

Motel One
90-150€ – Central
B&B Hotel Aachen
60-80€ – located near Aachen Central Station.
B&B Hotel-City
60-80€ – Central.
Ibis Budget Aachen City
60-80€ – Central.
A&O Hostel
25-40€ – Located near Aachen Central Station.

Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Make sure to try the Aachener Printen, a local specialty, found abundantly throughout the city center, offering visitors a delightful taste of Aachen’s culinary heritage.

Café Katapult
Offers excellent choices for breakfast and lunch, conveniently located adjacent to the main conference venue. With vegan options available

Lebanese food: Good for lunch and dinner with vegan options. Only a 7-minute walk from the main venue.


Last Exit
Bar offering dinner selections, with vegan options, just a 15-minute walk from the main venue.

Korean cuisine, good for lunch, just a 6-minute walk from the main venue.

Café Kittel
Lunch and dinner options available within a 6-minute walk from the main venue, with some vegan choices.


Ludwig Forum
Center for Contemporary Art

Centre Charlemagne
Museum of the History of the City of Aachen

Aachen Dom
Main cathedral in the city, Built between 936 and 1531

Libraries/Work Spaces

RWTH Toaster
Open from 7:00 till 21:30

Aachen City library
opening hours:
Tue, Wed, Fri: 10:00 till 18:00
Thu: 12:00 till 19:00
Sat: 10:00 till 14:00

Further Assitance 

If you require additional assistance with any practical matters, please feel free to contact us via email at either info@pomconference.org or events@khk.rwth-aachen.de.

We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to Aachen!”