Roetgen is a municipality in the district of Aachen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Roetgen is located approximately 15 km (9 mi) south-east of Aachen, near the border to Belgium. It is attractive for commuters due to its close proximity to Aachen.
In World War II Roetgen was the first German town to fall under American control. They marched in on September 12. 1944 at 14.30 PM.
The city was the location of the court martial of Private Eddie Slovik in November 1944.
Division of the municipality
Roetgen consists of three districts:
Mulartshütte is the oldest settlement of the three.