Visiting the Cathedral
Aachen Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church. It is a place for worship, for individual prayer and for contemplation. It is open to everyone. We kindly ask all visitors to respect the sacred nature of the place.
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To be on the safe side, we recommend a call to the Dominformation, tel.+0049 241 47709 145.
Please also always check the homepage for the opening hours of the current week!
- During church services, the Cathedral is not open to visitors.
- Admission to the Cathedral is free.
- The Choir and the Hochmünster with the imperial throne are only accessible as part of a guided tour.
Guided tours of the Cathedral
Tickets for public tours of the cathedral are currently only available on the respective day at the Dominformation. Reservations are not possible at the moment.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11 am to 6 pm (on the hour, in English at 2 pm)
Sat: 1 pm, 2 pm (English), 3 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm
Sun: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. (English), 3 p.m. 4 p.m.
+++ Please note that there will be no guided tours from 09.06.2023 to 21.06.2023 due to the pilgrimage. +++
Prices for individuals and families
Reduced: €4.00 (pupils, students, persons with a severely disabled pass)
Family ticket I: €6,00 (1 adult with up to 4 children up to 17 years)
Family ticket II: €11,00 (2 adults with up to 4 children up to 17 years)
Prices for groups (up to 20 people)
Adults: €100.00 (foreign language surcharge €20.00)
Children, youth and school groups: €40.00 (foreign language surcharge: €20.00, 2 accompanying persons included)
Bookings can be made a maximum of four weeks in advance by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
+++ Due to staff shortages, a longer waiting time is currently to be expected until a response is received. +++
Visiting the Cathedral Treasury
The Aachen Cathedral Treasury houses the largest and most important collection of ecclesiastical treasury items north of the Alps. Along with Aachen Cathedral, the Aachen Cathedral Treasury was the first German monument to be entered in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1978. In the Treasury, about 130 works of art are exhibited on three floors.
The Cathedral Treasury is open Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm.
You can buy tickets in person at the Cathedral Information Centre.
Full Price: € 6.00
Reduced: € 4.00 (children, students, persons holding a severely disabled person’s pass)
Family Ticket I: € 6.00 (one adult with up to 4 children aged 17 and under)
Family ticket II: € 12.00 (two adults with up to 4 children aged 17 and under)
Audioguide: € 3.00 (German, English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German children’s version)
The Cathedral Information Centre (Dominformation) is the focal point for visitors where you can obtain the following:
- information on the Cathedral and its history,
- tickets for the Cathedral Treasury,
- tickets for guided tours of the Cathedral and advance bookings for guided tours of the Cathedral Treasury,
- postcards, catalogues, books and much more about the Cathedral,
- tickets for events and concerts in and around the Cathedral.
52062 Aachen, Germany
Info-Tel. +49 (0) 241 47709 145
The Cathedral Information Centre is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 to 18.00.
If you wish to take pictures of the Cathedral’s interior, please pay a contribution of €1 to the Domschweizer. Tripods, selfie sticks and flash photography are not allowed in the Cathedral. A written permit is required for filming and taking photographs for commercial, media and academic purposes and must be presented upon request. You can request a permit from email@example.com.
We ask all wheelchair users to ring the bell at the entrance of the Cathedral. The Cathedral staff will be happy to assist you with our mobile, portable ramps (up to 300 kg). If you are using a power chair, access to the Cathedral is only possible via the Krämertür entrance in the Krämerstraße. The lift in the entrance area of the Cathedral Treasury has a weight limit of 300 kg.
Aachen Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church. It is a place for worship, for individual prayer and for contemplation. It is open to everyone. We kindly ask all visitors to respect the sacred nature of the place. Please follow our house rules (German only).
You still have unanswered questions?
You can find our answers to the most frequently asked questions in our detailed FAQs.
All roads lead to the Cathedral
For detailed information on directions and parking facilities, please visit our contact details page.