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Located in the heart of Europe, Aachen is a city of understated beauty and character. Once the center of Charlemagne’s empire, Aachen is now a small, relatively lesser known German city, but totally worth a daylong visit.
Aachen Cathedral in Germany has celebrated the 40th anniversary of being awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status with nine nights of projection mapping using disguise technology.
Architectural Mapping of Aachen Cathedral Marks 40 Years as UNESCO World Heritage Site with Support from disguise; Live Design
Aachen Cathedral (Der Dom) celebrated 40 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with nine evenings of architectural projection mapping…
Aachen Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Aachen and site of coronations and funerals, looks back at 1,200 years of history.
Aachen Cathedral is regarded as the most famous north of the Alps and in 1978 was the first in Germany listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It was constructed on orders of emperor Charlemagne at the end of the 8th century and until 1531 was the church of coronation for German kings and queens. In its interior the cathedral has splendid mosaics, and the throne of Charlemagne is a must see of any visit. Charlemagne’s remains are also here in a casket of gold and silver, known as the Karlsschrein. In the Marienschrein (shrine to St.Mary) on the other hand important Christian relics are kept, among them Christ’s loincloth. Every seven years thousands of Christians go on a pilgrimage to Aachen Cathedral.
Aachen is first and foremost the city of Charlemagne. In the late 8th century, the Holy Roman emperor made Aachen his imperial residence and had the Palatine Chapel built there.
You can reach Aachen, known as the Spa of Kings, in less than four hours by rail, says Patrick Steele. So it’s all aboard for a destination famous for a Holy Roman Emperor’s treasure, fine dining and, er, a biscuit.