"The Kaiserburg in Nuremberg" Germany Things to Do Tip by Paul2001

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  The Kaiserburg perched above Nurembergs' Altstadt
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  • The Kaiserburg perched above Nurembergs' Altstadt - Germany
      The Kaiserburg perched above Nurembergs' Altstadt
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  • The Pentagonal Tower - Germany
      The Pentagonal Tower
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The Kaiserburg in Nuremberg was my favourite castle that I had visited during my first visit to Germany. The castle sits dramatically on top of hill at the north section of the Altstadt. From 1050 to 1571 it was the offical residence of the German royality. The castle is divided into three sections: the Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle), the Burgraves' Castle, and the Municipal Buildings of the Free City. Most of what you see today (and in this picture) is the Kaiserburg which is more or less the main keep of the castle. The Burgraves' Castle is in fact mostly in ruins. In what was once the stables is a youth hostel.
The Kaiserburg rambles around an inner court. It was for the most part, constructed in the 12th century. The Kaiserburg has several impressive halls that have been decorated with Gothic furniture. Hence the castle has a very medieval atmosphere to it. There is also a good collection of the medieval armour.
The Kaiserburg can only be visited by way of tour which begin hourly.
For many the highlight of a visit to the castle is the Pentagonal Tower which is actually the oldest part of the castle itself. It was built in 1050 and was probably constructed over older fortifications. Climb up to the top of the tower and you can see wonderful views of the Altstadt of Nuremberg.
The Kaiserburg is open daily from 9am to 5pm. A visit will cost 5 Euros for adults while the kids can enter for free.

Address: Auf der Burg 13
Directions: North of the Altstadt
Phone: 0911/22-57-26

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  • Written Oct 30, 2004
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