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Treasury of Aachen Cathedral

Klosterplatz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 241 477090
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Amazing...

An extraordinary collection of historical artefacts and religious artefacts have been collected in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
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Caloundra, Australia
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Small but excellent collection of reliquaries and other artifacts

This treasury has items of historical and religious significance; while small (3 small floors... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tyche75
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New York City, New York
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Klosterplatz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Tyche75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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 9 July 2017

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
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