VISITING AACHEN CATHEDRAL

Aachen Cathedral

I am currently sat on my sofa, waiting for my nails to dry (yay ladies night out later!), listening to Paloma Faith’s new album, drinking earl grey with lavender tea and planning my trip to Germany this weekend (multi-tasking queen that I am) when I realised, I haven’t actually posted about my last trip to Germany yet – so here you go!

Aachen has been on my list of places to visit, pretty much since we arrived in Brussels, I’ve heard wonderful things about the cathedral and as I had family coming to stay for the weekend (who had never been to Germany before) I thought it was the perfect time to pay it a visit.

Like most cities, Aachen is a mix of the old and new. One minute you’re looking at the usual shops on the high street, the next you’re standing in front of the gorgeous City Hall that was built in 1330. The whole place has a lovely relaxed feel to it and whilst I was walking around, it was the little details that I noticed most.

 

Aachen

Aachen

Aachen

Aachen

 

It wasn’t long until we found ourselves at the Cathedral (it is rather huge, so you can’t really miss it). Charlemagne had it built back in 796 AD, his remains are still there. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen

 

The inside of Aachen Cathedral is beautiful. The ceilings in particular are really very special. There is also the turquoise colour from some of the stained glass windows, that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about ever since.

 

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

It is free to enter Aachen Cathedral, but they do ask for a donation if you will be taking pictures, which seems fair enough!