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Aachen Cathedral, Aachen

The Aachen Cathedral, also known as Imperial Cathedral, is a 9th century imposing church where 42 German monarchs have been coronated over the ages, from Otto I in 936 to Ferdinand I in 1531.

The Aachen Cathedral, also known as Imperial Cathedral, is a 9th century imposing church where 42 German monarchs have been coronated over the ages, from Otto I in 936 to Ferdinand I in 1531. The original octagonal Carolingian-Romanesque Palatine Chapel on the site was commissioned by Charlemagne, who lies buried here. The bronze 'Wolf Doors' which were cast around 800 AD for the original Palatine Chapel can be seen in the west portal. Subsequently, the Barbarossa chandelier, the cupola, steeple, other chapels, and Gothic choir (Glass Chapel) were added. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and artistic finesse, which show the influence of both Classic and Byzantine traditions.


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About Aachen Cathedral

 Domhof 1, 52062 Aachen, Germany

 +49 241 477090

 www.aachendom.de

Aachen Cathedral and Nearby Sights on Map

Aachen Christmas Market

Come winter, and the streets of the Old Town light up in anticipation of the festive season

Bahkauv

The Bahkauv fountain in Aachen represents a mythical 'river-calf' which, as legend has it, pounced on drunken men's backs as they staggered home from the bar after a night of heavy drinking

Granusturm

The Granusturm dates back to the 8th century and is the oldest surviving section of the Aachen Palace complex of Carolingian kings

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Puppenbrunnen

The Puppenbrunnen or Fountain of Dolls on Krämerstraße was created in 1975 by Aachen sculptor Boniface Stirnberg

Domschatzkammer

The Domschatzkammer or Cathedral Treasury in Aachen holds one of the most important church treasuries in northern Europe

Grashaus

The Grashaus on Fischmarkt square was built in 1267 as the original town hall

Rathaus

The medieval City Hall of Aachen is a striking Gothic building in the Old Town

Centre Charlemagne

The Centre Charlemagne – Neues Stadtmuseum Aachen is the city museum, tracing the evolution of Aachen from the Neolithic era to the present day

Couven-Museum

The Couven Museum offers a glimpse into 18th and 19th century living, through displays of house interiors and furniture