Aachen Cathedral (Dom), Aachen

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Admire the impressive architectural mix of Gothic and Carolingian-Romanesque styles at Aachen Cathedral (Dom). 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. Plan your Aachen Cathedral (Dom) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Aachen using our Aachen trip itinerary tool .
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  • Beautiful Dom, unique mosaic ceiling like a stared sky... the stained glass choeur is absolutely magnificent and overall the story behind its construction : offering a church to present and preserve t...  more »
  • If you like ancient things then this is for you. It's nice place to spend an evening and also surrounded by many eateries.  more »
  • Weekend in Cologne. There were advised to go to Aachen and it was worth it. The Cathedral is truly amazing, fantastic Nice on the outside and inside, jaw-dropping. To visit!
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  • Very beautiful cathedral. It has really detailed mosaic and also comprise the royal throne which went through 42 coronation. Small cathedral but still quite impressive i would say. It is definitely worth a visit.
  • Rich history and background through the ages. The tour was nice for access to various areas that are otherwise secured. Worth the visit.
  • Wonderful little cathedral. Very busy in December though. Take some time to explore the details in the ceiling!
  • One of the most beautiful places of Europe. Built be Carlomagno himself is a unique cathedral with an octogonal core full of color and life. Just this visit is worth the trip to Aachen. However, the city is lovely. We visited in December, and enjoyed the Christmas market and the Eierpunsch.
  • Beautiful cathedral worth to visit in Aachen. Organized tours are available to visit lock places, it is worthy if you want to know more about how the cathedral was built and the history arround Carlomagno. During X-mas Aachen is a good place to visit the X-mas market. You'll find full food and drinks street shops all arround the cathedral and the hot-wine helps to keep yourself warm.

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