Monday, September 10, 2018

Leuven to Aachen, Sept 10, 2018, Helen F

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Leuven to Aachen

Outbound to Leuven & Kiel, Day 13 of 24, September 10, 2018
By:  Helen F

We said goodbye to our friends in Belgium.  10 of us took the train to Aachen, Germany.

Farewell at the Trier train station: PJ, Edith, Etienne, Ray, Griet, Chris, Emily, Michel
Last goodby through the train window: Michele, Etienne, Edith


The throne of Charlemagne and other German monarchs.  Very rustic, but they say the marble was « taken » from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

I had fun exploring the whimsical public art here, and got the whole history lesson on Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor who was born here and was buried here in 814.  We toured the cathedral and saw where he and 31 German kings and 12 queens were crowned.

The cathedral was constructed between 768 and 800.  This dome is one of the oldest parts but the mosaics are modern — and stunning
The fountain is called « The Circulation of Money »

This evening Marty, Emily, Chris and I went to an a cappella concert in one of the churches.

In Friendship and Peace

Tags/Labels:  Belgium, Leuven, Aachen, Outbound

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