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Address: Klosterplatz, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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A beautiful gem

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

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

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 NEW

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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Paintings, statues, coffins, all kinds of real golden monumental treasures. If this is what you are up to - go see! Entry against charge. Recommend to combine with a guided tour to the Dome of Aachen (cathedral next door).

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Harelbeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited the Treasury on a Saturday and the entrance was free. There are some genuine gems to admire in this museumn: very well preserved medieval paintings on wood panel, books of hours and marvelously decorated items relating to Charlemagne.

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A window on European Middle Age. The treasury tells the story of both the civilian and the church of the time of Charles le Main. Weapons, coins and relicts from from the Holy Land tell how strong was the link between Churc and State of the time. Place of incoronation of the German KIngs.

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

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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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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