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Aachen Cathedral
Aachener Dom
50.774612° N, 6.084114° E
Klosterplatz 2
0241 47 70 90

Essays on Aachen Cathedral

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    July 17, 2011

    Aachen Cathedral is a building of great historical, architectural and religious importance. Begun by Charlemagne in 786, its design was based on the Byzantine architecture of Ravenna and was itself highly influential on subsequent German church architecture. It was a site of imperial coronations and pilgrimage for many centuries. One of the oldest churches in Germany, Aachen Cathedral contains a wealth of treasures from the early medieval period, including Charlemagne's Throne (c.800), a golden altarpiece (c. 1000), a golden pulpit (c. continue reading →

Blog Posts on Aachen Cathedral

  • Aachen Revisited (and a Few Cologne Snaps)

    Posted January 11, 2008 by Holly Hayes Part of: Winter in Germany

    This week's excursion was to Aachen, which is quite handily located about 45 minutes directly west, near the Netherlands border. Like Trier, we had visited it in 2005 but felt was well worth a re-visit. The weather was generally grey and cold as usual (what is this, winter?) but fortunately nearly all of the…

Bibliography of Aachen Cathedral

  1. Carl, Alfred. “Aachen and Its Cathedral.” November 30, 2004. Print.
  2. Aachen.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Web.
  3. Official Website of Aachen Cathedral. Web. Official website.

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