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Aachen Cathedral, a World Heritage site

After our three hour visit to Maastricht, Holland, it was only natural to drive 20 min east back through Aachen, Germany

The Aachen Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is also called Aachener Dom. 

The cathedral was inspired by the churches of the Eastern part of the Holy Empire and was greatly enlarged in the Middle Ages. It was a glorious sight, to stand in the middle and look up to the cupola with shining mosaic

 

The palatine chapel with its magnificent octagonal basilica and cupola was built about 790-800 under Emperor Charlemagne.
Astounding Basilica
Magnificent Altar
Looking up to the Chandelier

I highly recommend a Rick Steves “Germany” Book. I would’ve not known about these sights if I would not done some research with these books. It helped me greatly. You can purchase some right here

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I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with or tasted while traveling in Europe. To read my newest Blog please "Follow" me on the right by entering your email address, or press „Like“ on the Facebook tab

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