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  • 〽️Markus

    The Nuremberg Castle is the landmark of the city of Nuremberg. It is a double castle and consists of the Kaiserburg and Burggrafenburg.The earliest architectural traces date back to around 1000. After the severe damage in the Second World War, the castle was rebuilt in historical forms. In its historical character as fortification and imperial residence, imperial castle and Hohenzollern castle count, it is one of Europe's most important historical and architectural armaments.In terms of ownership, the castle is composed of three parts.- The remains of the Burggrafenburg with the pentagonal tower are in the middle. The Burggrafenburg was most likely rebuilt in 1192, most of it was destroyed in 1420.
    - The Kaiserburg with Sinwell Tower, Deep Well, Double Chapel and Palas expands to the west. The oldest parts date back to 1200, after which the castle was continuously rebuilt and rebuilt.
    - Other (rich) urban buildings are in the north and east (such as the former imperial stables of Hans Beheim the Elder and the tower Luginsland).

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    • January 2, 2017

  • Andreas

    There are many places on the Kaiserburg, from which one has wonderful views over Nuremberg.

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    • June 29, 2018

  • Thomas T.

    Beautiful ascent, very beautiful and well-kept castle with beautiful plants that entwine on the walls. Above, there is also a tower and a viewing platform from which you have a great view of Nuremberg.

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    • August 12, 2018

  • Jan

    Up here is also an overview panel, where you can see exactly which building in Nuremberg is what. Well illustrated.

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    • May 24, 2019

  • Bumble-Bee

    Currently, the castle is being renovated in many places, so you have to count on restrictions.

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    • November 24, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    Currently (at the end of 2018) more extensive construction measures are in progress, which means that not all areas are accessible / photogenic.

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    • November 17, 2018

  • Wandern2455

    The Kaiserburg is always worth a hint.

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Naxxos

    Nuremberg's Imperial Castle actually consists of three castles: the Imperial Castle, the Burgrave Castle and the Imperial Castle complex. An extremely impressive overall ensemble!

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    • January 26, 2020

  • Stephanie

    The castle is the symbol of Nuremberg. It is a double castle and consists of the imperial castle and the castle count castle. Earliest buildings date back to 1000. Definitely visit.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Andrea

    The building is owned by the Bavarian Palace Administration and is primarily used for tourist purposes. Individual buildings are also used as residential, official or museum buildings as well as temporarily for parties and state receptions. One of the largest and most modern youth hostels in Germany is located in the old imperial stables. The house with 355 beds was reopened in spring 2013 after renovation.

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    • September 9, 2020

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Location: Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


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