Aachen Cathedral, Aachen

4.7
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. Plan your Aachen Cathedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Aachen using our Aachen trip itinerary tool .
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  • Really a splendour... deserves the stage absolutely... we were out and about in Belgium and being Liège very close we came in one morning... it's absolutely worth it! Very busy always (check schedules!!) But to be left speechless. Very recommended.
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  • One of the few really beautiful churches in Europe. Very sober and ITT most relatively finished. Beautiful colour mosaics and stained glass windows
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  • Very nice old building. The chandelier can be found in just about every math book because of its weight distribution and chain. They cleaned the mosaics (2018) recently, so that they now are really sparkly. Enjoy the beauty as it was created by the poor peasants on the really, really dark ages.
  • Oh, so beautiful! I had only a few minutes to look around but it was enough to be impressed. I will return and take a proper look!
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