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Treasury of Aachen Cathedral

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Address: Klosterplatz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 241 477090
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More gold than you can shake a stick at

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the speaking reliquaries of Charlemagne's skull, arm and leg bones! Truly fascinating treasury, no. 1 collection in Aachen do not miss it!

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is quite a bit to see in here with gold jewellery, statues etc which are quite old. Was quite fascinating how these artifacts stood the test of time.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the cathedral we made the short walk around the corner to visit the treasury. Some amazing reliquaries with an understandable emphasis on Charlemagne. Well worth the admission fee.

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Wilrijk, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Not a huge collection, but some of the pieces on display are truly impressive. Guided visits available.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The treasurry of Aachen is the most significant Churchtreasury who has been preserved; The unic abundance hide precious treasures of the Dome; There are many shine of gold, the brillance of vivid of semi- precious stones, you think, I'm really in a Treasury-Room of Charlemagne ...the middle point is the bust of Charlemagne about 1349, and his crown, whose a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Aachen cathedral is stunningly beautiful. The stained glass windows, the frescoes, and especially the ceiling, are marvelous. The cathedral immediately reminds one of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The candelabrum gifted by Barbarossa is an attraction. When in Aachen don't forget to visit the wine shop in the small cathedral square. They have all the best whiskies, rums, and Finos... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were amazed by the magnificent artefacts exhibited in the Treasury. It's a unique peek into the days of Carolingan and Ottonian power.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A large treasury with paintings, statues, clothing and of course many reliquaries including an impressive near-life-size one of Charlemagne with (allegedly) a piece of his skull fixed into the head. We didn't get the audioguide but there is one available if you would like to know more about each item.

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Lombok, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Once you have visited the cathedral one should as well habe a look to the interestingtreasury just around the corner to see a lot of things from Charlemagne

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