South Limburg borders with Germany to the east. The German border area has a great deal in common with South Limburg (primarily in the eastern part), not only with regard to its commercial activities, but also in regard of such aspects as culture and language. Right across the border and only half an hour's drive from Maastricht, you will find the lovely city of Aachen. This city offers numerous tourist attractions, all of which are certainly worth a visit. A little more than an hour’s drive away, you can find yourself in the middle of Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s largest federal state.