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Location address: Deutschland, Städteregion Aachen, Aachen
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The Palatine Chapel is a medieval chapel that was part of Charlemagne’s palace, now included in the Cathedral in Aachen. It is the city’s major landmark and the central monument of the so-called Carolingian Renaissance. The chapel holds the remains of Charlemagne and was the site of coronations for 600 years.
The chapel is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Palatine Chapel is an early medieval chapel that is a remaining component of Charlemagne’s Palace of Aachen in what is now Germany. Although the palace itself no longer exists, the chapel has been incorporated into Aachen Cathedral. It is the city’s major landmark and a central monument of the Carolingian Renaissance. The chapel holds the remains of Charlemagne. Later it was appropriated by the Ottonians and their coronations were held there from 936 to 1531.