Welcome to our meeting centre!

Welcome to our adult education and meeting centre August-Pieper-Haus where we would you to feel comfortable during your stay here. We want you not only to enjoy our high quality programs from our seminars but also to appreciate your stay in our newly refurbished meeting rooms and at our cosy guest rooms for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Additionally, our meeting centre offers you several possibilities to relax during your seminar breaks in places such as in the new Café Kreuzgang or in the house´s garden. After seminars have concluded in the evening we to invite you at our new 'Himmelreich' where you can continue your conversations while having drinks and snacks.

The meeting centre

Bischöfliche Akademie

The August-Pieper-Haus first launched its work as adult education centre back in 1953. The buildings architectural style dates back from 1950’s with its broad stairway along with a wing of guest rooms and meeting rooms, respectively. The August-Pieper-Haus building was named in honour of the prelate Dr. August Pieper (1866-1942) who was a brave social reformer and director general of the 'Volksverein für das Katholische Deutschland'.

 

Our meeting centre caters for seminars and courses which includes a large meeting room with modern conference facilities (for up to 100 persons), an additional six smaller conference rooms (for 12-60 persons), a pavilion in our garden (for up to 25 persons), 27 single bed rooms and 9 double bedrooms with bathroom, 2 dining rooms and 2 chapels of which one can accommodate up to 120 people. The number of guest rooms can be extended due to our cooperation with the neighbouring hotel ibis. Additionally, we offer private parking spaces for guests.

The August-Pieper-Haus is situated in the city centre of Aachen, which is located only a few minutes’ walk away from the main train station of Aachen. Further places of interest include old historical buildings and churches easily accessible within walking distance from our meeting centre. Our receptionists are happy to help with sightseeing plans and other needs of our guest´s stay in Aachen and the surroundings of Aachen such as the border region of Germany and the Netherlands.

Meeting rooms

Saal

Our conference centre offers various sized meeting rooms which are located inside the August-Pieper-Haus or in our garden area. Our centre can cater for a multitude of events in any of our meeting rooms.

Chapels

Kapelle

Our two chapels offer room for privacy, to pray and to hold church services.

Café Kreuzgang

Café Kreuzgang

The Café Kreuzganz is located in the cloister of our former seminary where you can have a coffee break during the seminars or you can relax while reading a newspaper or a journal of our magazine collection. We offer a wide selection of Fair Trade snacks, tea/ coffee as well as cold soft drinks.

Himmelreich

Bilder Willkommen

You can find the Himmelreich in the arcaded sidewalk of the August-Pieper-Haus with its bar, a television and sofas. Our Himmelreich welcomes you after the seminars in the evenings to continue exiting discussions while having a drink and a snack. Here again, we offer you a selection of Fair trade snack products.

Guest rooms

Bilder Willkommen

All guest rooms feature a private bathroom with shower facilities.

Garden

Garten

Parts of the garden area from the old Villa Delius serve as green urban retreat for our guest in the middle of the city centre of Aachen.

Dining rooms

Speisesaal

We offer you breakfast, lunch, a coffee break and dinner at our two dining rooms. The artistic designed windows of our large dining room were painted by the German artist Anton Wendling.

Exhibitions

We organize for the public different thematic exhibitions during the year. These exhibitions are regularly announced at our webpage and they are free of charge.

 

WIFI

Guests can use WIFI during they stay at no charge.

 

Accessibility

Our guest house is partly disabled accessible, but wheelchair useres can access all rooms accompanied using our elevator. If needed, a wheelchair can be borrowed at the reception. Two double rooms are furnished for wheelchair users. 

 

Walks in your seminar break 

In your seminar break you may want to explore the surroundings of the August-Pieper-Haus. The Cathedral of Aachen is only 1 km far away from the academy by foot. The cathedral´s treasury or the town hall of Aachen has it‘s very own coronation hall which is well worth visting and can be reached within 15 minutes of walking distance from our guest house. We recommend to taste the so called 'Aachener Printen', a special gingerbread cookie, especially famous during Christmas period, in one of the backeries in Aachen!

You can obtainthe Aachen city maps and sight-seeing tips at the reception desk.


Aachen and the Cathedral of Aachen

Aachen with its population size of 250,000 people is the westernmost German major city. Aachen is a cosmopolitan city with international flair due to its proximity to Belgium and the Netherlands – both countries are reachable within a few minutes by car – and the RWTH Aachen university with its high number of international students.

Aachen or better said Aachen spa is still popular for its hot springs. From our guest house you can reach the 'Elisenbrunnen' within a few minutes where youcan try thehealing thermal waters of Aachen.

The history of Aachen goes back to the late Stone Age. Due to the so called 'Archaelogical windows' at different places in the city center of Aachen the visitor can get an idea of Aachen´s past. Through these windowsdeeper layers of constructions from the various historical periods can be seen.

Until today the cityscape of Aachen has been affected by the changing times of Charlemagne when Aachen became the capital city of the Carolingian empire. Here Charlemagne constructed its monumental palace. The Cathedral of Aachen was built between 793 and 813, and it was the highest building constructed between the Alps and Aachen during these times. Nowadays, it is the only fully preserved building from these times.

'oche alaaf': Like in Cologne carnival is very popular in Aachen region and especially in the local dialect 'Öcher Platt' in Aachen revives during carnival every year.