The Rhineland Sights

Domschatzkammer (The Cathedral Treasury)

  • Klosterpl. 2 Map It
  • Aachen

Published 04/23/2016

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The cathedral houses sacred art from late antiquity and the Carolingian, Ottonian, and Hohenstaufen eras. A bust of Charlemagne on view here was commissioned in the late 14th century by Emperor Karl IV, who traveled here from Prague for the sole reason of having it made. The bust incorporates a piece of Charlemagne's skull. Other highlights include the Cross of Lothair and the Persephone Sarcophagus.

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Klosterpl. 2, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 52062, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Jan.–Mar., Mon. 10–1, Tues.–Sun. 10–5; Apr.–Dec., Mon. 10–1, Tues.–Sun. 10–6

Published 04/23/2016


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