Aachen Cathedral


Region: Nordrhein-Westfalen   Location: on the "Münsterplatz"


The Aachen Cathedral, often referred to as the "Imperial Cathedral", is the oldest and the most important of all ecclesiastical treasuries cathedral in northern Europe.


Construction began in 786 by Charlemagne and was not completed until 1414.


Upon his death in 814, Charlemagne was buried in the cathedral and his remains are being preserved to this day.


One of the masterpieces of the cathedral are its sacral masterpieces, dating to the Classical, Ottonian and Staufian periods as well as it's glorious post war stain glass windows.



Open 7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am
Closed 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Entrance FREE
Guides Guided tour available, but not during service.
Restaurants "Zum Mohren"
Hotels Aquis Grana
Nearby Marketplace; Town Hall;  Couven Museum, Newspaper Museum; Roman Baths; Old Town Hall; Fishmarket; Old Kurhaus; St Adalbert's Church; Suermondt Museum; Municipal Museum