"Hand in the lion's Mouth" Aachener Dom - Cathedral Tip by sandysmith

Aachener Dom - Cathedral, Aachen: 64 reviews and 175 photos

  can you feel it?
by sandysmith

The tour guide explained a local legend about the door of the cathedral. According to legend the devil trapped his thumb in the door and you can still feel the devil's thumb in the right lion's mouth. Sabs and I stuck our fingers in the lion's mouth doorkknocker but couldn't feel the devil's thumb - just each others! Because of this legend, the doorway is known as the Wolfstur (wolf's door). The split in the bottom of the door is where the devil kicked it in frustation too!

Address: Domhof 1, 52062 Aachen,
Directions: Historical city centre
Phone: 0241/47-70-91-27
Website: https://www.aachenerdom.de

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 30, 2004
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