Aachen Cathedral (Kaiserdom)

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RIBApix ref no RIBA60817
CountryGermany
CityAachen
Image Date1890
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference41508
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes 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.

Subject tags

belfries, bell towers, cathedrals, domes