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Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
Ranked #1 of 59 things to do in Aachen
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

I love seeing ok castles and churches. This is a beautiful cathedral. I live the art inside and all the stained glass windows.

Visited July 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Dom.”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The architecture is amazing. It is different in each section. The interior is wonderful, so many different things to look at and there is a calming atmosphere in there. Walking around outside is very interesting, the alms houses and the courtyard are interesting. Well worth a vist.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Jawdropping”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

This cathedral is incredible inside. It's incredibly ornate and stunningly beautiful. Others will have described better than me below so I won't repeat, but you must see this!

Practicalities: There are a minimal number of tours in English and all tours were booked out for the day by the time we arrived on Saturday at 1pm. I think the only English tour today was at around 2pm (but double check this fact). Although the cathedral (dom) is free to visit, the only way to see the gold sarcophagus with Charlemagne's remains, and his marble throne, is on the tour. You can glimpse the sarcophagus from beyond the roped off area within the main part of the cathedral. There is a sign by the door explaining that if you want to take photos you must pay the caretaker a euro, but it was not obvious who to pay and most people were happily snapping away anyway. No tripods.

This is a must see! Get on a tour if you can but arrive early.

Visited July 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Impressive”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The cathedral is full of history! It's mosaics are amazing! The glass windows are also beautiful. Must be seen.

Visited June 2014
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Uppsala, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Must not miss”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Aachen it self is nothing, just bad architecture and standard restaurants. And typical "after war fast build up". But the dom is a must.

Visited June 2014
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