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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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  • Really worth a visit, even if you are in Aachen for leut and fun on the Christmas market, this should certainly not lacking. Beautiful interior with imposing columns and incredibly beautiful Crown chandelier
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  • Rich, beautiful Cathedral. A great historical place. Center of the statehood of Germany and France, the capital of the Carolingians.
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  • to do even during the CHRISTMAS market, currently in outdoor work, but the inside is beautiful, stained glass windows, hunting, Gothic but original especially this octagonal (?) deserves to stop
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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.