Aachen Cathedral Aachen, Germany

Commissioned by Charlemagne in 786, this is the oldest cathedral in Northern Europe. A graceful Gothic choir was added to the Carolingian core in the 15th century. Inside are several major relics and early medieval artworks.

North Exterior under Stormy Skies
Holly Hayes

Facts & Stats

Id
248402
Best Known As
Aachen Cathedral
Full Name
Aachen Cathedral
Also Known As
Aachener Dom
Kaiserdom
Pfalzkapelle
Coordinates
50.774612° N, 6.084114° E  (map)

Contact Info

Address
Klosterplatz 2
52062
Phone
0241 47 70 90

Timeline

790
Construction of Palatine Chapel Aachen Cathedral; San Vitale Basilica
1215
Untitled Event Aachen Cathedral

Further Resources

  1. Carl, Alfred. Aachen and Its Cathedral.
  2. Aachen. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
  3. Official Website of Aachen Cathedral. Official source.