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Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
318153
names
Aachen Cathedral
Aachener Dom
Kaiserdom
Pfalzkapelle
coordinates
50.774612° N, 6.084114° E
styles/periods
address
Klosterplatz 2
52062
phone
0241 47 70 90

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  • 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 →

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Bibliography of Aachen Cathedral

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

Article Info

Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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