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Treasury of Aachen Cathedral

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Address: Klosterplatz, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Wonderful collection of medieval gold smithing, sculpture and painting.

The reliquary bust of Charlemagne is sumptuously decorated with precious stones. The Cross of Lothar dates from 1100 and is stunning. This is a fabulous collection, not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The reliquary bust of Charlemagne is sumptuously decorated with precious stones. The Cross of Lothar dates from 1100 and is stunning. This is a fabulous collection, not to be missed.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lots of very interesting treasures and history. We visited Aachen during their Charlemagne celebrations. Every shop window seemed to have a statue of the great man, it was a bit like an episode of Dr Who.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You will see amazing amounts of gold and some really good Gothic pieces. It is definitely worth a visit, but you won't spend much time here as it is rather small.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Most pieces are religious (icons, relics etc) but nevertheless very beautiful! They have gem encrusted book covers but also creepy relics with visible hair or bones. Few textile pieces, so don't get too excited about that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It is a very nice treasury in a very well preserved church. This is a must visit place in Aachen. Tranquil mood and amazing construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This small museum a short walk from the Cathedral is worth a visit. Less than an hour is sufficient unless you are an expert that will spend a good deal of time studying all the treasures. Don't miss the bust of Charlemagne and some of ivory reliquaries. This museum is not overwhelming, as some can be, so even the less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It the largest collection of church artifacts outside of the Vatican in the world. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site and its absolutely stunning. Don't skip it!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A wonderful bit of history. Charlemagne was crowned there in 800 AD. Well worth a visit. Excellent guided tours available.

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Mafra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Treasury of Aachen Cathedral is small enough to be manageable and rich enough to wow your senses. We bought the small paper guide for 1 Euro so we would have something to take away and study while driving on our road trip, but if we had to do it again, we'd buy both that and opt for the audio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

You have to get the ticket at the Dom tourist office on the other side of the road. The entries here contain some invaluable and exquisite artifacts. The gold figurines and busts will dazzle you. You can spend an hour easily here. There are 2 floors to the place.

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Address: Klosterplatz, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Aachen

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