Aachen Cathedral, Aachen Germany - midieval Romanesque om style - construction on the chapel begun by Charlemagne around 792 making this the oldest cathedral in Northern Europe - during the Middle Ages, known as the "Royal Church of St. Mary at Aachen". Charlemagne generation 41 on family tree.
Aachen Cathedral, Germany. FINAL resting place of Charlemagne. When he died in 814, his remains placed in a vault in the cathedral. The Aachen cathedral treasury displays sacral masterpieces of the late Classical, Carolingian, Ottonian and Staufian period - among them there are some unique exhibits like the Cross of Lothair, the Bust of Charlemagne and the Persephone sarcophagus. The Cathedral Treasury is regarded as one of the most important ecclesiastical treasuries in No. Europe.