Nuremberg Castle (Nuremberg)

Nuremberg Castle, also known as Kaiserburg, is an impressive sandstone structure that was an imperial residence for the great Holy Roman Emperors in Nuremberg, Germany. It comprises three sections: the imperial castle, some buildings of the Burgraves of Nuremberg, and the municipal buildings of the Imperial City at the eastern site. The castle together with the City walls of Nuremberg is meant to be one of Europes most considerable medieval war systems.

The imperial palace of Nuremberg is one of Germany’s most important medieval fortresses. It can be dated back to at least the year 1000 A.D, although there are no historical documents to prove its existence until at least 1105. The huge complex was built by the Hohenstaufens and their successors over the remains of previous buildings from the time of the Salians. The double Imperial Chapel is one of the oldest remaining parts of the castle complex (c. 1200). Some of the imperial residential and state rooms in the Palas have late medieval and Renaissance panelling.

The Deep Well, which was the castle’s most important source of water in times of siege, is a particularly famous feature. The defensive tower in the bailey of the Imperial Castle, the Sinwell Tower, was built in the 13th century and there is a splendid view from the top of the old part of Nuremberg.

 

Top tourist attractions:

Germany - Nuremberg

Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Hauptmarkt
Rathaus Nuremberg Old City Hall
St Lorenz Kirche
St Sebaldus Church
Nuremberg Castle

Schoner Brunnen
Albrecht Durer House
Nuremberg Handwerkerhof
Nazi Party Rally Grounds
Frauenkirche Nuremberg

 

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