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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. 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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  • There is no charge to tour the cathedral, and the only requirement is to remove your hat upon entrance. At Christmastime, when we visited, there were many festival booths surrounding the cathedral... 
    There is no charge to tour the cathedral, and the only requirement is to remove your hat upon entrance. At Christmastime, when we visited, there were many festival booths surrounding the cathedral...  more »
  • The cathedral of Aachen is worth the visit - especially as entrance is free, But don’t expect elegant architecture and a mind lifting experience. The huge church is heavy, clumbsy, gloomy - and all.....  more
    The cathedral of Aachen is worth the visit - especially as entrance is free, But don’t expect elegant architecture and a mind lifting experience. The huge church is heavy, clumbsy, gloomy - and all.....  more »
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  • So much history throughout this stunning Dom. Free to walk in on the first floor, where you get a view of the mosaic ceilings and top to bottom, stained glass. The climb to the top of the tower is also easy and accessible. This is a must see when visiting Aachen.
  • I was in awe to visit this church, no wonder it is the first site to be granted UNESCO World Heritage in Germany. Vistors are allowed starting at 1pm, you have to pay extra to enter the area where Charlemagne's grave is. It is really worth a visit. Very impressive. Pictures does not do the justice on how beautiful it is.

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