A Visit to Aachen

28 01 2009


Aachen

Originally uploaded by Peter Gutierrez

It is one of those places that crop up a lot in schools history books and it’s right at the beginning of any encyclopedia, but I’ve never met anyone that actually went to visit it. Which is probably a shame part of the city  was heavily bombed during the Second World War but its cathedral which is German’s oldest was spared.   The  Palatine Chapel was built around the year 800 AD, heavily connected to Charlemagne of course. Most of the medieval city was destroyed in a fire in 1656 and the city started to decline but as this video shows there are still some interesting corners. And the church bells are nice.

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