The student residence Turmstraße 1 is part of the Studierendenwerks Aachen AöR (Student service association in Aachen). It’s in the center of the RWTH Aachen University, and it’s located right in the middle of the pulse of the students’ life. Important locations e.g. the Audimax (the main lecture hall), the Academica canteen, or Ponttor are all in our 200m radius. In our basement you can find the dorm’s own Bar Symposion, in which you can get good beer for a fair price, and good music to wind down the university stress. The residence is ideal for new students in Aachen, and it creates a good basis for a successful begin in studying.



  • 123 living spaces, divided into:
    • 36 apartments in different spaces with a cooking corner, shower and WC
    • 33 2-persons shared flats with a kitchen, shower and WC.
    • 7 3-persons shared flats with a kitchen, and 2 bathrooms.


The construction’s information:

  • 512 mconstructed space.
  • 12.200 mcubature.
  • 385 mliving area and facilities.


Other information:

The rooms are equipped with the maximum sound insulation, from both the street and the and the inner halls of the building. Likewise the rooms have also a very good heat insulation based on the specifications of the energy-saving methods.


In addition to that, and for our part in saving the environment, we recycle rainwater, and get electricity from our own photovoltaic system.


Each room has a cable connection for TV and radio and of course for Internet. The apartments are fully furnished apart from beds.


Additional facilities:


All of the residents of the dorm have access to the basement of the building, which contains the washing room, with 3 washing machines and another 3 drying machines. It costs 1.50€ for washing and 1€ for drying. The washing- and drying machines are provided and managed by the Studentenwerk.


The dorm has also some other facilities, which are managed by us the students and residents of the dorm. For example we have:


  • Fitness room.
  • Workshop.
  • Barbecue corner.
  • Our dorm’s Bar: Symposion