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.
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Charlemagne commissions the Palatine Chapel
Construction of Palatine Chapel
Charlemagne is buried in the choir of the Palatine Chapel
Emperor Otto III opens Charlemagne's tomb
Frederick Barbarossa transfers the remains of Charlemagne to a golden shrine
Emperor Frederick II moves Charlemagne's bones to a splendid golden shrine, which is placed beneath the chandelier in the middle of the Palatine Chapel in Aachen.
Construction begins on the Gothic choir of Aachen Cathedral
Consecration of the Glass Chapel in Aachen Cathedral
Aachen Cathedral designated a World Heritage Site
Restoration of Aachen Cathedral Dome