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Treasury of Aachen Cathedral

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Address: Klosterplatz, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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To stand in front of the reliquary containing the skull of the Charlemagne (or part of it) should be enough to awe just above everyone. To see his coronation cape and other items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

To stand in front of the reliquary containing the skull of the Charlemagne (or part of it) should be enough to awe just above everyone. To see his coronation cape and other items whose history is tied to names learned long time ago in school (e.g. Lothair's Cross, the sarcophagus in which Charlemagne may have been buried, etc.) and priceless... More 

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Rapid City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I found the Domschatzkammer interesting. But since I had toured a few years ago the Neues Grünes Gewölbe in Dresden, and the Domschatzkammer at the Kölner Dom, I found myself comparing the Aachener treasury to these others. Still it was interesting and worth the visit if you won't be getting to Köln or Dresden.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Dom or Aachen Cathedral is the focal point for tourist activities in this town of engineering repute. We visited the Dom for free and it was a pleasant experience despite the large groups who were there at the same time. The building over contained the treasury where we paid €4 as students to take a look inside. There were... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Allow yourself time to view the many historic items contained with-in this treasure trove of history. The overall presentations of these historic items are well worth your efforts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If facing the front of Aachen Cathedral by the gates (standing outside), the Treasury is a dozen or so meters to your left. Tickets can be purchased just opposite in the information building. I entered around 10AM on a Saturday and it was less than a dozen people inside. This made for a very peaceful and enjoyable experience. English audio... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a small modern building right across from the Cathedral. I fee is required, but worth it, This museum is especially interesting for those interested in Charlemagne and church history. They also have a big collection of reliquaries. Many of the items looked as new as the day they were made. I especially liked the Charlemagne bust in gold.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of the watch people gave me an impromptu explanation of a cross from the year 1000, very interesting. You can take photos as long as you don't use flash, but the museum glass they use allows for very lovely photo taking. Be sure to go upstairs and see the exhibition of locks. Stunning collections!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was so grateful I decided to visit this museum. Not necessarily a large place but every piece was world-class treasure, from all the Charlemagne relics to other pieces. Simply amazing! You won't regret this!

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

You can really comprehend that you see the historical items which are 500-900 years old! Like crowning dress and so rest! Amazing!

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was closed when we arrived so we didnt have a chance to go inside but it was a pretty sight to go around at night.

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