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Treasury of Aachen Cathedral

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Address: Klosterplatz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 241 477090
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Amazing collection!

I visited Aachen as part of my personal "Monuments Men" tour. Very glad I made the trek. Collection includes fabulous items and relics from Charlemagne / Karl de Grosse, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Aachen as part of my personal "Monuments Men" tour. Very glad I made the trek. Collection includes fabulous items and relics from Charlemagne / Karl de Grosse, the king that united northern Germany. Although he's been dead >1200 years, he's still considered one of the greatest kings of Europe.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very small museum of medieval "treasures" of the cathedral. There are multiple golden reliquaries (with Charlemagne's head and arm bone?!), and lots of other Charlemagne things. Truly a must see before or after you tour the cathedral.

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Thank rustinrogers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being students we were offered a reduced entrance fee of 4Eur and a reduced fee of 2Eur for the English Audio Guide. I think the normal price is 5Eur for the entrance. Tickets to enter the treasury can be bought at the Dom Information Centre opposite the entrance to the treasury while the Audio guide can be picked up inside... More 

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Thank Rohit R
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Priceless artifacts and religious relics are displayed in this museum. You can view everything at your own pace, but be advised that each item is labeled in German with English occasionally added to a few. To appreciate the history and significance of what you are seeing, you will need the audio guide. This is a very unique collection of Medieval... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really an amazing place crammed full of Charlemagne's riches! Every floor is filled with the treasures of the city, and there are also busts of Charlemagne himself with some of his remains inside such as arm bones and a surprisingly fresh looking cranium. Don't miss this place! It's right near the Aachen Dom, and both places in one day provide... More 

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Thank 130Doug
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The descriptions are only in German so if you don't speak German I'd strongly advise getting the audio tour. Really a wonderful description of the collection and easy to use/jump around the exhibit. Wouldn't have been as wonderful without the audio description.

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Thank Sara G
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to a lot of treasuries and expected an experience from this particular one. Have to say that it never failed. Very nice exposition from garments and books to monstrances and paintings. Also not very large, but the price of 5 euros seems like a fair deal.

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Thank Artem D
Lombard, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I like the old churches a lot in Europe. I also liked all the old historic things that were on display. This seems like a must stop if you are in the city. It's not very crowded at all.

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Thank LostALot22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The artifacts are stunning, numerous and well displayed. This could be a major tourist attraction, but it is mismanaged. The tours are mostly self guided. No audio tours or detailed descriptions of the artifacts. The staff was very rude and unprofessional. Offered no information on the contents or artifacts. No numerous language information or tours offered.

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Thank Baron M
Aachen, Germany
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The cathedral is the very heart of the city. You must visit. As a local i can highly recommend a visit of the cathedral. It´s the place where you really can understand what Europe means.

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Thank Thomas R

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