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Old March 3rd, 2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Last weekend, I was in Aachen, the westernmost town of Germany, located along its borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. I would like to show some photos I took there in the central area around the Imperial Cathedral of Aachen, the oldest cathedral in northern Europe, which was the church of coronation for 30 German kings (from 936 to 1531):
























The market place:










The gothic town hall:







To be continued...

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Old March 3rd, 2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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Huge but beautiful photos!
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Nice pictures!

The Aachener Dom is the most unique cathedral in Germany. The mixture of so many architectural styles is just awesome
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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Lovely, very nice photos from Aachen, Germany
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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The back side of the town hall ….




















….which is opposite to the cathedral












Some impressions from buildings nearby the cathedrale:

























To be continued...
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 01:37 PM   #6
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Beautiful photos Thank you for sharing
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 02:10 PM   #7
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splendid photos from Aachen....thanks for the effort.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 02:53 PM   #8
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Aachen Cathedral is certainly one of the wonders of Europe. Did you visit the house of Mies van der Rohe?
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 04:53 PM   #9
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When compared to other German cities, I definitely sense some influence from the low countries and France in the architecture.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 05:14 PM   #10
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Sehr Schön! Danke für die Tollen Bilder!
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 05:47 PM   #11
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Thank you all for your nice comments. I´ll soon continue with some further photos.

@El Greco: no, I didn´t have the time to get there.

@urbane: that´s right. There a definitely much similarities of the architecture in Aachen in comparison to the nearby regions, e.g. of Liège or Maastricht. You can find buildings with bricks and grey stones quite often in this region.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 06:07 PM   #12
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nice pics.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 06:38 PM   #13
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Very nice pictures, thanks!
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This gives me a good impression of the area. Beautiful shots!
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Old March 4th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #15
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great medieval city. I saw part of this place from a train trip to Brusselles.
thanks for showing them.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #16
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I would like to continue with some impressions of the south side of the cathedrale:









































To be continued...
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Old March 4th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #17
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Can you get to that bridge between the tower and the dome, it has always intrigued me..?
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Can you get to that bridge between the tower and the dome, it has always intrigued me..?
No, I dont´t think so. But you can get on the roof of the choir of the cathedrale, as you can see on some of my photos. Unfortunately, I didn´t get there.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #19
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Finally some photos of the cathedrale´s recently renovated interior, which is quite impressive, isn´t it?










































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Old March 4th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #20
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Wow! Amazing photos! Aachen and its cathedral are really very special!
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