Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Dom in Aachen

Yesterday we visited the Dom in Aachen( this link allows you to see around the whole Palantine Chapel) which has rich history going back to  the time  of Charlemagne. The cathedral has been classified Unesco world heritage and is worth a visit.The Palanatine Chapel is octagonal and in the only one of its kind in Northern Europe. it is adorned by rich mosaics which were said to have been inspired by those of Ravenna as is the structure of the Chapel. The chandelier in the middle of the Chapel was a crusader conquest of Barbarossa and was carried back to Germany  to adorn the Chapel.

1 comment:

Linda Robertus said...

This brings back memories! We went to Aachen on our mini-honeymoon in December 2002. The cathedral is indeed very beautiful.