Aachen offers a unique combination of tradition and modernism. As an historic city, its name joins with Charlemagne, who named it capital of the Frankish empire. His Aachener Dom was included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list and forms the heart of Aachen`s old city centre, together with the gothic City Hall. This imperial city is known for centuries as a spa and remedial center. Today, Aachen proves an impressive economic progress, becoming an important European high-tech location.