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Aachen Cathedral (Kaiserdom)

RIBA Ref No RIBA60817
CountryGermany
CityAachen
Image Date1890
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference41508
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectCathedrals ; Domes ; Belfries, bell towers
NOTES: The cathedral, also known as the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral), was built by Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, in 792-805. The choir hall was reconstructed in Gothic style and consecrated in 1414. The gables were added in the 13th century while the dome was built after the fire of 1656.
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