KaWo 1 is located near various RWTH buildings in the west of Aachen.

In about fifteen minutes by foot, you can easily reach the Informatics Center, the University sports Center, the Westbahnhof and the auditorium building C.A.R.L.. In just a few minutes on foot you reach the Campus Melaten and thus many institutes.

Via two bus stops, “Hörn Kastanienweg” and “Hörn Brücke”, KaWo 1 is excellently linked to the bus network of the city. The way to the city center (Ponttor) is a ten minute ride by bus and every other mentioned destination can be reached within five minutes. Even the ride to the University hospital (UKA) in the far west of the city only takes about ten minutes.

Therefore, the three main canteens of the RWTH (the Mensa academica in the middle Campus, the Mensa Vita in Melaten and the canteen of the Informatics Center) are easily reached in a few minutes.

Parking spaces next to the dormitory can be rented at the Studierendenwerk Aachen.

Living accomodation

Our dormitory includes two houses with a total of 450 students. Five occupants share a kitchen, shower and WC.

The rooms are about 12 m2 big and are rented partially furnished. Each room contains a desk, closet and shelf, as well as a sink with mirror and extra lamp. The bed has to be acquired additionally.

The rent currently is 223€, including all ancillary costs (power, water, heat). Usually, the room rented is not renovated; you may have to paint the walls.

  • 1 Gbit/s network connection to the Network of the Netz e.V. in every room
  • Elevator in both buildings
  • many common rooms and leisure activities
  • washing machines and dryers in both buildings
  • bicycle stands

Shopping possibilities

In the near surroundings there is a kiosk and a small beverages market. Aldi can be reached by bus or bike within 15 minutes. The 10 minute ride into town brings you to REWE and Netto.


We would be happy to welcome you as a new resident in our dorm.

If you are interested in a room, you can apply in the application portal of the Studierendenwerk Aachen. Partly, the rooms are even assigned on short notice. For more information and possibilities of a dorm visit, please contact the Belegungsausschuss (student rental service unit).