Aachen Cathedral Treasury Germany

Located a block from the cathedral, the Aachen Treasury is a must-see. It contains numerous golden medieval reliquaries and other important religious artworks.

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249871
Names
Aachen Cathedral Treasury
Cathedral Treasury
Domschatzkammer German
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Timeline

1349
A revival of interest in relics, especially those of Charlemagne, leads to the creation of two new reliquaries to display some of the emperor's bones. Commissioned by Charles IV, the Reliquary of Charlemagne (with his thigh bone) and the Bust of Charlemag
1481
Charlemagne's arm reliquary commissioned