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Aachen Cathedral
Aachener Dom
Aachen Germany Imperial-Cathedral-01.jpg
The Cathedral in 2014
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Diocese of Aachen
Year consecrated 805
Location Aachen, Germany
Architectural type Cathedral
Architectural style Carolingian, Ottonian, Gothic
Groundbreaking 796
Length 73 m (239 ft 6 in)
Width 56 m (183 ft 9 in)
Spire(s) 1
Spire height 72 m (236 ft 3 in)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Criteria Cultural: i, ii, iv, vi
Reference 3
Inscription 1978 (2nd Session)
Area 0.2 ha
Buffer zone 67 ha

Aachen Cathedral (German: Aachener Dom) is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen, Germany. It is one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe. Emperor Charlemagne ordered for it to be built in 796. He was buried there when he died. The church was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. It was one of the first World Heritage Sites listed.

The building uses several types of architecture. The choir is built in a Gothic style. The core of the building is a chapel built in a Carolingian-Romanesque style. There are small parts that also use an Ottonian style, including an area around the throne.


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