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Aachen Cathedral, Aachen
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Admire the impressive architectural mix of Gothic and Carolingian-Romanesque styles at Aachen Cathedral. Often referred to as the Imperial Cathedral, the church is the oldest of its kind in northern Europe. It served as the coronation site for German monarchs. You can tour the imperial throne and high altar of the mosaic-filled Palatine chapel. Then, head outside to see the dramatic Westwork, the building's western facade of staircases, niches, and bronze sculptures. Take a guided tour to see the throne and final resting place of Charlemagne. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Aachen Cathedral by using our Aachen travel itinerary planner.
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  • Here you can experience German history up close. A must visit the Cathedral every season.
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  • 11-early in the morning, we visit. Tidbit enclosed outer exterior repairs, dotted with cabin's Christmas market is like fencing Cathedral this is further better or worse Cathedral was not miss situation. Effects of inlet, around the Cathedral did three laps or so. To tell the truth, this day moreover within the Cathedral is a large and apparently had blockaded the entrance. Did you return, at a later time. I would normally expect entrance found?. Décor is gorgeous compared to the Gothic exterior. Entered repair clean hands, or do not know history over marble panels of wall-columns and arched ceiling mosaics Oita made to future generations is not it. Perhaps also the stained-glass Windows so I think. The surface of various female duo of everyday, but I'm not sure when I visited, a volunteer and staff. I felt that I loved the place.
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  • The Aachen Cathedral is deservingly the very first site in the entire Germany to be given the UNESCO World Heritage site status. We visited it during christmas, when the whole Aachen is in a celebrati...  more »
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  • Not a large cathedral, but a must see in Aachen. It dominates the main historical center. Be sure to remember and look up as you're walking around inside to see the details of the ceiling as well as the stain glass. Admission is free with a donation box as you enter.
  • Excellent place to visit. English tours every day at 14.00. Our guide Robert was absolutely great! Knowledgeable, excellent with kids and full of stories. Loved it.
  • A very excellent church to visit. Right at the heart of the city centre and a tourist attraction sight in Aachen
  • Even if you are not religious at all, this cathedral is a must visit place. It's the oldest in northern Europe. Go to view the Octagon and its chandelier + the amazing glass windows of the Gothic choir.
  • Karl der Grosse, the German edition was published in the 250th anniversary year by the C.H. Beck publishing house. The book tells the history about Charlemagne which is most readable and highly recommended.