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“Must see very golden and can be cold”

Treasury of Aachen Cathedral
Ranked #3 of 67 things to do in Aachen
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is the place where the most valuable items form the treasury of the Aaachen Cathedral are to be found. As this Cathedral was the most important at the time when the Carl the Great ruledand the German emperors were rich and powerful there is quite a lot to see.

The 5 € entrance fee are well invested money if you are interested in the religious thinking and the artisanal richness of the mediavel times and I certainly recommend to take your time to enjoy the details in some of the golden fittings.

One caveat, on a very hot day the room will feel a bit chilly.

Thank Florian254
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

So much gold, worked out by medivial artists. Impressive by both craftmenship and age. Some exponats change over the year, so by returning there is the chance to see new items.

Thank Klaus S
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

I was very surprised by the treasury. I strongly recommend it. The Cathedral Treasury holds a large number of other sacral objects.The most famous piece of art in the Cathedral Treasury is the golden Bust of Charlemagne. It is very beautiful.It takes a half an hour maximum to see!

2  Thank KukiRuki
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A must for mediëval history buffs. There are oil paintings and statues with lots of silver and gold. This was also quite a busy museum with plenty of visitors in the rooms.

1  Thank levado656
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The Aachen Cathedral Treasury was a bit disappointing. There were several pieces of note which included the ancient Persephone Sarcophagus in which Charlemagne's body was buried for a time; the bust of Charlemagne which is partly gilded and decorated with antique precious stones; the arm reliquary where Charlemagne's right forearm can be seen; and the reliquary of Charlemagne which holds his thighbone. There is also a Three-Tower Reliquary which contains three relics - one each from Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, and St. Stephen. The rest of the exhibits are not much more than you will see in other large cathedrals throughout Europe. There were a number of paintings of coral reefs and coral scattered throughout the museum which we found very distracting and they didn't add anything to the contents of the museum. We didn't feel this was actually worth the price of admission.

1  Thank happytraveler30183
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