A January 2001 trip
to Aachen by zabelle
Quote: Charlemagne is king here. The claim to fame of Aachen goes back to his making it his capital 1200 years ago. It is also the point where Germany meets Belgium and Holland.
Aachen Cathedral was originally part of Charlemagne's imperial palace. Most of Charlemagne is still in the cathedral. There is a large gold reliquary in the santuary area which contains his remains. He was canonized on the instigation of Frederick Barbarossa in 1165. The throne of Charlemagne is one of the treasures of the cathedral. Unfortunately it can't be visited unless you are on a guided tour and to get on one of the tours you must join it in the treasury which is in a totally separate area. We only got to see the back of the throne which is visable from below in the church. In 1978 this cathedral was designated a World Culture Monument by UNESCO.
Hotel | "Pannonia Hotel Aachen"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 30, 2001
All Seasons Hotel Aachen City
Juelicher Strasse 10-12
Aachen, Germany 52070
+49 (241) 51060
Restaurant | "Wienerwald"
2 Juelicher Strasse
Attraction | "Treasury of Aachen Cathedral"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 30, 2001
Aachen Cathedral, Treasury, Charlemagne's Burial Vault
Klosterplatz North Rhine-westphalia