Aachen Cathedral, located in Germany, was originally built around 790 by Charlemagne and added on to during the Middle Ages.

Charlemagne hoped to make Aachen the center of the empire that he was building, a city to rival Rome, with the cathedral as the main religious center of this empire. The Eastern Holy Roman Empire churches inspired the building of Aachen Cathedral. It is the final resting place of Charlemagne. From 936 to 1531, the kings of Germany were crowned in the Aachen Cathedral where a great white throne made from marble still remains today.

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Aachen Cathedral

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Region
Europe
Country
Germany 
Category
Cultural
Name
Aachen Cathedral
Selection Criteria (?)
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Year of Registered
1978
Keyword
Cathedral, Registered in 1978