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.