Things to see and do - Aachen
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Museums and art
This rich treasury is home to a unique collection of precious objects linked to the history of the cathedral, with over a hundred outstanding works of art. These include the gold and silver Bust Reliquary of Charlemagne (after 1349), a gift of Charle..
The heart of the cathedral is formed by an octagonal domed chapel that Charlemagne started building around 800. It was the first Byzantine-influenced construction seen north of the Alps. The Gothic chancel, started in 1355, was consecrated in 1414 fo..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
The town hall was built in the 14C on the site of Charlemagne's palace, of which only the Granus tower remains. The façade of the tower, overlooking the market place, is decorated with statues of Emperors and kings crowned in Aachen. Inside the tower..
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In the town centre stands the old abbey church, the Kornelimünster. It has five naves dating from the 14C and 16C, and the Gothic interior has been decorated in Baroque style. Admire the high altar by Couven, with Rococo modifications. The valuable r..