Aachen, Reunion and the Cornerstone of three Countries
We departed Cologne via A4 Autobahn heading straight to Aachen. In terms of tourist attraction, Aachen, is not one of Germany’s main attraction. Our reason for visiting Aachen is to meet my old collegemate, Amizon Azizan (Mijon), who is furthering her study (PhD) here in Germany.
Aachen is located at the westernmost city of Germany, on its borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, 61 km. The main university known as RWTH Aachen University is located in the city. RWTH Aachen University, established as Polytechnicum in 1870, is one of Germany's Universities of Excellence with strong emphasis on technological research, especially for electrical and mechanical engineering, computer sciences, physics, and chemistry.
We stayed overnight in Aachen before continuing our journey to Luxembourg. Mijon recommended us to visit a unique place in Aachen where it’s the cornerstone of three countries mainly Germany, the Netherland and Belgium. The place was called The Drielandenpunt (Three country point, Dreiländereck), the point where the boundaries of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium converge, near the city of Aachen (Germany) and Vaals (Netherlands). We took so many turns to find this place. It seemed our GPS was unable to locate the place. We almost decided to abandon the quest but alas, we managed to find the correct location.