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Treasury of Aachen Cathedral

Klosterplatz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 241 477090
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Must see history in gold

Remarkable history in art including a gold Charlemagne bust, reliquaries, monstrances, etc. Nicely... read more

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CraigLO_11
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Amazing

Make sure you get the audio guide. I don't usually but went back for one here. There is so much you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Klosterplatz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed today

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you get the audio guide. I don't usually but went back for one here. There is so much you will miss if you don't, like where Charlemagne's actual skull is.

Thank russAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just outside of the Cathedral, the Treasury is home to many religious and historic artifacts from Aachen's history. Artifacts include the bust of Charlemagne, gospel books, reliquaries, and other items owned by the Cathedral of Aachen. Items date from the Roman period through the...More

Thank ToriBow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful building, great flooring and ornate ceilings.First started by Charlemagne and carried on by others a must see!

1  Thank davidcarol
Reviewed 12 June 2017

During my first trip to Aachen, we decided to visit the Aachen Cathedral Treasury (Aachener Domschatzkammer). At the Dom Information Centre (visitor centre) located across the street from the museum, we bought entrance tickets (5 euros per adult). There are guided tours in German and...More

Thank Pannekoek77
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The Treasury was a very impressive collection of gold artifacts, paintings and jewels from the centuries of Aachen history. The most impressive pieces are the bust of Charlemagne and some of relics of the Virgin and Our Lord. Definitely worth a visit! The combined Treasury...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Some beautiful items are on display. I bought the English tour book (audio guides are available too) and that really helped explain what I was seeing.

Thank JodiCane
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The treasury of the Aachen cathedral is full with gold reliquaries and other sacral objects. The gold and silver bust of Charlemagne is really amazing!

Thank Mario I
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank OldGuyzWander
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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.

Thank rustinrogers
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