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For Burtscheid in the district Bernkastel-Wittlich, see Burtscheid, Rhineland-Palatinate.
St Michaels church

Burtscheid (Latin language: Porcetum) is a town in western Germany, near Aachen. It was inhabited since ancient times by Celts and Romans, who were attracted by the presence of hot springs.

Burtscheid Abbey was founded here in 997 by emperor Otto III, with Gregor von Burtscheid as its first abbot. It was finished in 1016-1018.

From 1816 Burtscheid was the administrative capital of the district of Aachen. In 1897 Burtscheid became part of the city of Aachen.[1] It is part of the Aachen-Mitte Stadtbezirk.

Burtscheid is today a health resort.


  1. ^ (German) Prussian law about the union of Burtscheid with Aachen dated 29 March 1897 (pdf)

Coordinates: 50°45′56″N 6°06′44″E / 50.76556°N 6.11222°E / 50.76556; 6.11222