Domhof 1, 52062 Aachen, Germany
About Aachen Cathedral
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen, Germany, and one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe. It was constructed by an order from the emperor Charlemagne in 814. Since 1802, it is the mother church of the Diocese of Aachen.
Attractions near Aachen Cathedral
Built in the 1870s to supply water for the wool industries nearby, it is an arch-gravity dam on the Gileppe river. It was the first dam built in modern Belgium. The dam has a monumental lion sculpture created by the Belgian artist Antoine-Félix Bouré, who is famous for his public lion sculptures in Brussels and Charleroi.
This theme park that was opened in 1967 in Brühl attracts around 2 million visitors annually. It has six themed areas such as Berlin, Wuze Town and Deep in Africa. It also has many roller coasters, water rides and thrill rides.
The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces were built at the beginning of the 18th century in Brühl. It is a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. It was used as a building for guests of the state by the German President till 1994, as it is not far from Bonn, which was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany at that time.
In 1996 Cologne Cathedral was declared as a world heritage site and it is Germany's most visited landmark. At 157 m, it is the tallest twin-spired church in the world, the second tallest church in Europe and the third tallest church in the world. Its construction began in 1248 but stopped around 1560 until the 1840s, and completed in 1880. About 20,000 people visit the church everyday.
A 240.5 m high concrete telecommunications tower in Düsseldorf, capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. Construction started in 1979 and completed in 1981. It has a 360-degree revolving restaurant and an observation deck at a height of 170 m, which is the hights point in the city.
Where is Aachen Cathedral
Discover more attractions in North Rhine-Westphalia, where Aachen Cathedral is located
North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populated state in the country, with 17,912,134 people representing 21.5% of the population. It is located in western Germany, covering an area of 34,084 km, which makes it the fourth largest state out of 16 states in Germany.