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Treasury of Aachen Cathedral

Klosterplatz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 241 477090
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Lots of bling!!

So much gold, silver, ivory and precious jewels in the Treasury. The labels and items, although in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wollongong, Australia
via mobile
Must be visited together with the cathedral

A real gem, important to understand history of that place, role of Charlemagne and the Catholic... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Klosterplatz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 241 477090
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much gold, silver, ivory and precious jewels in the Treasury. The labels and items, although in German, are easy to understand. Reliquaries of various saints and important people as well..

Thank Hobo56
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A real gem, important to understand history of that place, role of Charlemagne and the Catholic Church.

Thank copyright_13
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

An extraordinary collection of historical artefacts and religious artefacts have been collected in a compelling historical display. The collection is spread over three levels and it takes about one hour to see the entire display. A marvellous experience.

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This treasury has items of historical and religious significance; while small (3 small floors), it's worth a visit (though the 5 euro entry fee is perhaps a bit steep). What especially impressed me was the condition of so many items - even though many hundreds...More

1  Thank Tyche75
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Located nearby the dom, is the treasury, which displays the reliquaries and other treasures from Carolinian times to modern times, but with an emphasis on the earlier period. There are some very nicely carved ivory from the 9th century, some paintings and statues as well...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Usually I avoid church treasuries, because there are only alter pieces and reliquaries. However, in Aachen there is an array of historical objects dating back to the 8th century, that are not all religious.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The significance of the Treasury cannot be overstated. We saw such magnificent treasure and relics displayed beautifully. There could have been a bit more English explanation of what we were looking at but it was enough. This collection rivals that of the Hapsburg empire in...More

Thank carolynnell
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Well worth the tariff, some 250-plus religious artifacts, paintings, statuary are well displayed on three levels. Audio guide was helpful. Impressed that this collection belongs to the citizens of Aachen.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The treasury of Aachen Cathedral is full of spectacular exhibits including the reliquary containing the arm bones of Charlemagne and his sarcophagus. An illuminated page from the Gospels dated 1000 is amazing.

Thank amarilloannie
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Remarkable history in art including a gold Charlemagne bust, reliquaries, monstrances, etc. Nicely displayed. If you visit Aachen this is a must see.

Thank CraigLO_11
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28 October 2017|
Response from davidcarol | Reviewed this property |
Hiyah,their is no access for wheelchairs above ground floor. You can go to THE SHRINE OK.The Treasury has wheelchair access and is well worth a visit!