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Treasury of Aachen Cathedral

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Address: Klosterplatz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 241 477090
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Amazing collection of artifacts

The descriptions are only in German so if you don't speak German I'd strongly advise getting the audio tour. Really a wonderful description of the collection and easy to use/jump... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The descriptions are only in German so if you don't speak German I'd strongly advise getting the audio tour. Really a wonderful description of the collection and easy to use/jump around the exhibit. Wouldn't have been as wonderful without the audio description.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to a lot of treasuries and expected an experience from this particular one. Have to say that it never failed. Very nice exposition from garments and books to monstrances and paintings. Also not very large, but the price of 5 euros seems like a fair deal.

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like the old churches a lot in Europe. I also liked all the old historic things that were on display. This seems like a must stop if you are in the city. It's not very crowded at all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The artifacts are stunning, numerous and well displayed. This could be a major tourist attraction, but it is mismanaged. The tours are mostly self guided. No audio tours or detailed descriptions of the artifacts. The staff was very rude and unprofessional. Offered no information on the contents or artifacts. No numerous language information or tours offered.

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Thank Baron M
Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

The cathedral is the very heart of the city. You must visit. As a local i can highly recommend a visit of the cathedral. It´s the place where you really can understand what Europe means.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

First thing you see when you walk in is an enormous Roman sarcophagus, then you are hit with gleaming gold icons in the next room. See the stuuning Lothar Cross with precious gems and a central cameo of the Roman Emperor, Augustus Caesar (nephew to Julius Caesar). Then of course the stunning gold and silver bust with enamel of Charlemagne... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Great collection, well worth a visit. Would recommend the Audio Guide, as this really helped us understand what we were viewing and the history associated with each item.

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Shropshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the beautiful Dom, and slightly less inspiring Dom information centre, (which could be a whole lot better if there was an option of viewing the history of the cathedral video in English as well as the French and German versions on show), we bought tickets to see the Treasury. The tickets were €5 and worth every cent. The... More 

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Bordelum, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Reliques from 10to20 centuries ago with amazing carvings and Naturally in the capital of the Charlemagne there are relics of all sorts and lots of gold Peter

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Costing only €5 to visit, you walk into a giant safe full of gold and reliquaries, many dating from Charemaine ( Charles 1). This is a must visit

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