The treasury is considered one of the most important of its kind north of the Alps.
Due to staff shortages, the Cathedral Treasury will remain closed on Mondays until further notice.
Relics and artefacts, which are among the largest and most illustrious in western Christianity, are still to be found today in the treasury of Aachen Cathedral. Above all, the Marienkirche (“Church of St. Mary”) has its function as a coronation church to thank for its impressive collection of valuable artworks, which attract around 100,000 visitors to the treasury every year. The collection includes numerous sacred gold and silver items such as chalices, reliquaries and altarpieces. In an area of around 600 m2, objects from late antiquity and from the Carolingian, Ottonian, Staufian and Gothic periods are a testimony to the liturgical practice and kingship through the ages.