Kaiserpfalz

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The imperial palace in Goslar was built in the years 1040 to 1050 under Emperor Henry III. built. For more than 200 years, the imperial palace was the preferred place of residence of the German emperors, and countless Reichstag were held in the enormous halls. Today, the Imperial Palace is the largest and best preserved secular building of the 11th century.

    You can visit the Imperial Palace all year round and every day. The entrance fee is € 7.50 for adults and € 4.50 for children.

    Opening hours:
    April to October 10am to 5pm
    November to March 10am to 4pm

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    • August 3, 2018

  • JR56

    With its extensive exhibition on the history of wandering imperialism, the imperial palace is a "must" for every visitor to Goslar.

    The between 1040 and 1050 under Henry III. the imperial palace is a unique monument of secular architecture. Over 200 years, German and European history was "made" here on numerous imperial and court days.

    The Palatinate Chapel of St. Ulrich adjoining to the south hides under a grave slab with a figurative representation of Henry III. the heart of the Emperor who died in 1056. Both buildings were extensively restored in the late 19th century, the hall of the imperial house was painted by the historical painter H. Wislicenus.

    On the ground floor, the large exhibition in seven vaults shows outstanding art treasures such as the bronze imperial throne or the mysterious "griffin" that once adorned the gable and guarded the imperial palace.

    goslar.de/kultur-freizeit/museen/kaiserpfalz

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    • December 10, 2019

  • Thomas Grams

    Very impressive architecture and interesting exhibition about the Empire.

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    • June 27, 2017

  • Gabriele

    The Kaiserpfalz Goslar covers an area of approximately 340 by 180 meters, located at the foot of the Rammelsberg in the south of the city of Goslar, on which the Kaiserhaus, the former collegiate foundation "St. Simon and Judas ”, the Palatinate Chapel“ St. Ulrich ”and the Liebfrauenkirche are or have been.
    The imperial house is the largest and at the same time best preserved secular building of the 11th century in Germany and is considered the largest secular building of its time. It served in particular as the preferred place of residence for the Salian emperors. The ensemble of buildings in the Imperial Palatinate was so impressive as early as the 11th century that the chronicler Lampert von Hersfeld spoke of the "most famous residence of the Reich".
    The Palatinate District has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992, along with the old town of Goslar and the former Rammelsberg mine.

    Source: de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiserpfalz_Goslar

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    • October 11, 2018

  • Günter

    The imperial house on the site of the imperial palace in Goslar is a two-storey hall building, the largest secular building of the 11th and 12th centuries. The murals of the Kaisersaal are designed as a cycle. The large-scale oil paintings were made by Hermann Wislicenus between 1877 and 1897. The central picture: Wilhelm I on horseback with an ensemble of people from the history of the show, who support and exaggerate his empire (source Wikipedia).
    My family often visited Goslar as a child. I always found the large paintings in the Kaisersaal overwhelming. That is why I put the central image together from several photos in order to reproduce the representation as best as possible.

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    • November 7, 2019

  • Evildeadchen

    Visitor magnet in Goslar am Harz

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    • March 9, 2018

  • Blumie🌻

    Very impressive Archidektur!

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    • October 2, 2019

  • Matto

    The imperial house is the largest and at the same time best preserved secular building of the 11th century in Germany and is considered the largest secular building of its time. In particular, it served the Salier emperors as a preferred residence. The ensemble of buildings in the Kaiserpfalz was already so impressive in the 11th century that the chronicler Lampert von Hersfeld spoke of the “most famous residence of the empire”.
    The Palatinate District has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992, together with the Goslar old town and the former Rammelsberg mine.
    The place is very well maintained

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Endlos♾🐧

    The between 1040 and 1050 under Henry III. the imperial palace is a unique monument of secular architecture. Over 200 years, German and European history was "made" here on numerous imperial and court days.
    Source: goslar.de/kultur-freizeit/museen/kaiserpfalz

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    • August 3, 2018

  • Boguslawa

    You have to see it, very, very beautiful

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    • September 24, 2020

  • DaTo

    Hermann Wislicenus painted the summer hall of the imperial palace from 1877 to 1890 with pictures from history and legends, which place the empire of the Hohenzollern in the tradition of the Roman-German emperors.

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    • December 2, 2019

  • Thilo3000

    Even impressive from the outside. Great bronze statues

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    • May 26, 2020

  • 🥾P

    At the moment there are unfortunately only shortened opening hours until 2 p.m. due to Corona.

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    • July 24, 2020

  • Mirco Dörsam

    Of course, a must for every visitor.
    However, you should afford the audio guide for the visit

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    • August 18, 2020

  • Kathleen

    The Kaiserpfalz is a must when you visit Goslar! And for those interested in history, a visit to the Palatinate is highly recommended.

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    • September 3, 2020

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