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Aachen Cathedral: Our Lady of Aachen

Our Lady of Aachen

Standing to the right of the altar is the 14th-century statue of Our Lady of Aachen, holding a rather mischievous-looking Christ Child. She represents the patron saint of the cathedral and has been said to work miracles. Since the 17th century it has been customary to give her dresses and jewellery.

Credit: Holly Hayes