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“Well worth the entrance charge”

Treasury of Aachen Cathedral
Ranked #3 of 59 things to do in Aachen
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Well worth the entrance charge”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

An amazing range of treasures beautifully displayed with some stunning individual pieces. Free lockers to leave bags, brollies etc are a bonus.

Visited April 2014
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Amazing golden head of Charlemagne”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The iconic image the golden reliquary is something that just has to be seen, plenty of other good stuff building the idea of the new flowering of skill and art under Charlemagne

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Incredible Relics”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Tickets to the three main museums in central Aachen (the Treasury, the exhibition in the Town Hall / Rathaus, and art exhibition at the Centre Charlemagne) are all purchased from an information centre near the Treasury. The Treasury was €6 entry (adult) and there is a combined ticket for all three for €14. We only purchased the Treasury ticket. The information Centre wasn't particularly helpful at pointing this out. There weren't any signs clarifying this situation simply in English and the large LCD screens (which maybe had it) weren't working.

The Treasury had an amazing display of gold reliques (if you like seeing bits of hair, teeth, Charlemagne's leg bone, Jesus and Mary's robe belts, a rope the Jesus' flagellation whip etc.) and various paintings and altar pieces, textiles and books. Much of it is 800 to 1000 years old and in incredible condition.

Unfortunately the little text that was in English wasn't particularly interesting (other than the age of the item). The German text had a lot more information. The space was small and when the guided tours (often more than one) went through they dominated the area were quite noisy.

Visited July 2014
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Bath England
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

There is a special exhibition in the treasury at the moment to mark 1200 years since the death of Charlemagne. The exhibits are just amazing, jewel encrusted reliquaries made of precious metals, medieval crowns, icons and ancient manuscripts. Whether you have an interest in history or not this exhibition is worth seeing for the 'bling'.

Visited July 2014
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Zollikon, Switzerland
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“Perfect match with the Dom. Not to miss!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

If you are interested in medieval economy and trade and also religious and cultural treasures, you should not miss this treasury. You could finish or start your trip to Aachen with the Dom. The Treasury shows how clever clerics managed it to make Aachen a wealthy international place of pilgrimage and culture.

Visited July 2014
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