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The Domschatzkammer or Cathedral Treasury in Aachen holds one of the most important church treasuries in northern Europe.
The Domschatzkammer or Cathedral Treasury in Aachen holds one of the most important church treasuries in northern Europe. Items include ●the jewel encrusted gold and silver processional Cross of Lothar dating back to about 1000 AD, ●a Gothic reliquary Bust of Charlemagne made from silver and gold, and ●a marble sarcophagus with the Abduction of Proserpine (Persephone) in high-relief, which contains the remains of Charlemagne.
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The Grashaus on Fischmarkt square was built in 1267 as the original town hall
The Centre Charlemagne – Neues Stadtmuseum Aachen is the city museum, tracing the evolution of Aachen from the Neolithic era to the present day
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
Come winter, and the streets of the Old Town light up in anticipation of the festive season
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The Granusturm dates back to the 8th century and is the oldest surviving section of the Aachen Palace complex of Carolingian kings
The Puppenbrunnen or Fountain of Dolls on Krämerstraße was created in 1975 by Aachen sculptor Boniface Stirnberg
The medieval City Hall of Aachen is a striking Gothic building in the Old Town
Haus Lowenstein is a 14th century Gothic building on the Aachen market square, that has been a house, a tavern and an inn over the centuries