Plan your visit

Opening hours

Mon closed
Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
Thu 10am-8pm (except public holidays)

Tue-Fri 1-5pm

Café im Ludwig
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

24.12. / 25.12. / 31.12. / Fat Thursday / Carnival Sunday / Rose Monday / Easter Monday closed
26.12. open 10am-5pm (regular admission)
01.01. open (free admission)


The Ludwig Forum will be redesigned in the period from September 13 to October 8, 2021 for the upcoming exhibition Beat the System! Provocation Art (opening October 8, 2021).
On view will continue to be The Uncanny on Paper and Bodies and Politics. US art of the 1960s to the 1980s.

Current admission prices
Regular € 3.00
Reduced € 1.50

Reduced for students, trainees, honorary pass holders, spa card holders, alumni card holders

Free admission for children an young adults up to and including 21 years of age, people with disabilities (B or H) and their companions, Aachen Pass holders.

Groups from 8 persons: € 3.00 p.p.

Six for Six
With the museum card “Six for Six” you can visit the five municipal museums Ludwig Forum Aachen, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Couven-Museum, Centre Charlemagne, International Newspaper Museum plus City Hall. The ticket is valid for six months and costs € 14.00, reduced € 10.00.
It is available in all Aachen museums and can also be ordered by telephone +49 241 432-4922, -4923 oder -4925, ans by e-mail via
Please note: The Six for Six-ticket is not valid for the exhibition “Dürer was here. A Journey Becomes Legend” from July 18 – October 24, 2021 at the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum.

Combined ticket for 26 museums in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine for € 25.00.
For more information please see


By public transport
from Aachen main station line 11, 21, 31
Bus stop Ludwig Forum
Current bus connections can be found in the ASEAG timetable.

By car
From direction Dusseldorf/Cologne/Liège from Aachener Kreuz A544 to Europaplatz; follow the signs “Ludwig Forum” from Europaplatz.
From direction Maastricht/Antwerp A4 to exit Würselen, Krefelder Straße in the directon of the center, then follow the signs “Ludwig Forum”

There is a paid parking lot behind the building. An overview of the municipal parking situation can be found at


You can reach all exhibition rooms, the library and our workshop barrier-free via our parking lot and main entrance. Furthermore the Ludwig Forum has two elevators and a toilet for people with disabilities. On request, we offer themed tours in sign language for all exhibitions. In addition, you can also get hands-on experience in our workshop. Experienced museum educators accompany people with disabilities in an individual workshop. We are happy to advise you and look forward to your visit.

Information and registration
Karoline Schröder / Petra Kather
Phone +49 241 1807-115
Here you find our accessible city map (PDF).

Guided tours

Every Sun 3pm
Fee: € 2.00 p.p., plus admission

Individual guided tours (60 minutes each plus admission p. p.)
Whether young or old, birthday party or company outing, we offer customized themed tours in four languages for all current exhibitions and collection presentations. On request, the guided tour can be combined with practical work in our workshop. We will be happy to advise you.
In Dutch, French or English
Working days: € 70.00 for up to 25 pers.
Sundays and holidays: € 80.00 for up to 25 pers.                                         

Schools and daycare centers (60 minutes each)
The art education program at the Ludwig Forum offers a variety of cooperation opportunities and programs for all ages and types of schools. Be it dialogical or action-oriented guided tours, an in-depth practical-image activity in the workshop or creative writing on paintings and objects – whether in German, Dutch or French, the methods of teaching contemporary art are particularly varied.
In Dutch, French or English
Weekdays: € 35.00 for up to 20 pers.
Sundays and public holidays: € 40.00 for up to 20 pers. 

Information and registration
Phone +49 241 1807-115
For all guided tours outside the regular opening hours as well as for the extension of the guided tours there are additional costs.

Ludwig Forum Aachen
Jülicher Straße 97–109
52070 Aachen
Tel. +49 241 1807-104
Fax +49 241 1807-101

Opening hours
Mon closed
Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Thu 10 am – 8 pm (except public holidays)

Guided tours and workshops