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Treasury of Aachen Cathedral

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Address: Klosterplatz, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Religious, but mesmerizing!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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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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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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Address: Klosterplatz, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Aachen

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