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  • Great view of the city.
    Great view of the city.
    by Dymphna1
  • Interesting roof windows from tower
    Interesting roof windows from tower
    by grandmaR
  • My sister's photo of me entering the castle
    My sister's photo of me entering the...
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    A visit to a Castle

    by grandmaR Written Jul 3, 2014
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    My sister took me to visit this castle which she told me had mostly been reconstructed after WW II. Apparently only the Roman double chapel and the Sinwell Tower remaining entirely intact. The Luginsland tower had been completely destroyed. She told me that the reconstructed part was used as an old folks home, but Wikipedia says it is a youth hostel. The exhibition in the castle was redesigned in 2013 (after my time)

    I bought a postcard to send to my children which depicts the legend that in 1372, the robber baron Eppelein von Gailingen escaped death on the gallows when his horse leapt into the castle moat. It is said that at this certain place the imprints of his horse's hoofs are still visible in the fortification wall

    In any case, I climbed the tower and took photos of the city from the top of it.

    Opening hours

    April-September: 9 am-6 pm
    October-March: 10 am-4 pm

    Admission charges 2014

    Combination ticket
    Palas with Imperial Chapel / Kaiserburg Museum / Deep Well / Sinwell Tower:
    7 euros regular
    6 euros reduced internal link

    Palas with Imperial Chapel / Kaiserburg Museum:
    5.50 euros regular
    4.50 euros reduced internal link

    Deep Well / Sinwell Tower:
    3.50 euros regular
    2.50 euros reduced internal link

    Annual season tickets /
    14-days-tickets

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    Kaiserburg Castle

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 15, 2013

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    Kaiserburg Castle is situated on a small hill overlooking Nuremberg's old town. Much of the castle and gardens can be wandered around free of charge. You only pay entry to go up a tower or into a museum. We only looked at the free parts. The castle consists of several towers, several buildings and stretches of wall. There is a viewing point which affords lovely views over Nuremberg, lovely castle gardens. The toilets were located here and I was very glad to find them, too I can tell you. Near the gardens there is a viewing platform which overlooks Durer's House and square. You can enjoy a spectacular view and take a great photo from there.

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    Kaiserburg, Nurnberg, Germany

    by TrendsetterME Written Jun 2, 2013

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    Nuremberg Castle is a historical building on a sandstone rock in the north of the historical city of Nuremberg, Bavaria ... It comprises three sections: the imperial castle ("Kaiserburg"), some buildings of the Burgraves of Nuremberg ("Burggrafenburg"), and the municipal buildings of the Imperial City at the eastern site.

    As u walk up the hill and reach the top point, its a wanderful view of the city to take perfect photos ...

    I suggest u to take a cab from the Old City and ride to the Hill of the castle first and then start up ur walk downhills, in order to enjoy the historical walls, Durer House and all the other details ... :)

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    Imperial Castle

    by grayfo Written Jul 10, 2012

    Nürnberg Imperial castle was one of the most important imperial palaces of the Middle Ages. The original castle was first recorded in a document in 1105, although a second castle was built on the sandstone site in 1140 by King Conrad III. During the 13th century the castle came under the control of the city. Some of the imperial residential and state rooms in the main building have late medieval and Renaissance panelling, but after the rebuilding the rooms were furnished with items from the 16th and 17th centuries.

    April to September: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    October to March: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Adults: €5.50
    Children (Under 18): Free

    email burgnuernberg@bsv.bayern.de

    March 2012

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    Kaiserburg Nürnberg

    by Twan Written Feb 26, 2012
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    Nuremberg Castle the "Kaiserburg" creates a nice medieval atmosphere in the Old Town Nuremberg in Germany, which is almost completely surrounded by a five kilometers long historic city wall from the 15th/16th century.The Nuremberg Castle in the city center of Nuremberg in Germany is also one of the most taken pictures of Nuremberg

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    Nuremberg's Kaiserburg

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 9, 2011

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    The majestic Nuremberg castle, the Kaiserburg, is considered Nuremburg's main sight. Indeed it does create a marvelous, medieval atmosphere to the Old Town of Nuremberg, which is almost completely surrounded by the long historic city wall back from the 15th/16th century. Actually the Nuremberg Castle is one of the most taken pictures.

    Burgverwaltung Nuernberg
    Auf der Burg 13
    Nuernberg, 90403
    ph: 01149-9 11-24 46 59-0
    email: burgnuernberg@bsv.bayern.de

    Opening hours: April-October from 8 am at the earliest until nightfall (max. 8 pm).
    Closed from November-March.

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    Kaiserburg

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 8, 2011

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    When you enter the courtyard of Kaiserburg you will see "Heidenturm" (Heathen Tower), "Kaiserkapelle" (Emperor's Chapel) and "Tiefer Brunnen" (Deep Well).

    Opening hours
    April-September: 9 am-6 pm
    October-March: 10 am-4 pm
    open daily

    Admission charges
    Palas with Double Chapel / Imperial Castle Museum:
    5.50 euros regular
    4.50 euros reduced
    Deep Well / Sinwell Tower:
    3.50 euros regular
    2.50 euros reduced

    You can watch my 2 min 39 sec Video Nuremberg Castle in 2010 HD out of my Youtube channel.

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    Nuremberg Castle

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 6, 2011

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    Nuremberg Castle (Nürnberger Burg) is located on a sandstone rock in the north of the historical city. With its architecture and history the castle is one of the most important fortresses in Europe.
    It comprises three sections: the imperial castle ("Kaiserburg"), some buildings of the Burgraves of Nuremberg ("Burggrafenburg"), and the municipal buildings of the Imperial City at the eastern site ("Reichsstädtische Bauten").

    You can watch my 2 min 35 sec Video Nurnberg Altstadt in 2004 part 2 out of my Youtube channel.

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    Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg)

    by Redang Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Castle (N��rnberg, Germany)

    View of Nürnberg from the Castle.

    One of the most important imperial palaces of the Middle Ages, it was used between 1050 to 1571 by every emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

    You also can visit the former stables and the Kaiserburg Museum.

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    Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle)

    by islaazul Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Imperial Castle sits on the hill above the old town. One of the most important imperial palaces of the Middle Ages, it was used between 1050 to 1571 by every emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

    The castle affords a panoramic view of the city, but go early before the crowds arrive. I suggest waking early, having breakfast, and taking a morning walk up to the castle.

    The residential and state rooms, Romanesque double chapel, the Deep Well, the Sinwell Tower and an impressive collection of arms and military equipment are also open to the public.

    Entrance fees:
    Combination ticket 6,- € / reduced rate 5,- € / Palas with Museum 5,- € / reduced rate 4,- €
    Free admission for school classes with teachers.
    Deep Well plus Sinwell Tower 3,- € / reduced rate 2,- €
    Regular tours through the Museum every 1st Saturday of the month at 2:30 pm 1,- €
    Limited wheelchair accessiblity

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    The Castle

    by mirchica Written Jan 7, 2011

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    The Castle of Nuremberg is its symbol. It is one of the most important imperial palaces of the Middle Ages. It is interesting to walk around but the view from the castle is what I liked the best. Read about its history here. It is definitely a must see .

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    The Nürnberg Kaiserburg

    by alancollins Updated Aug 28, 2010

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    Nestling on a hill at the North West edge of the old town is the Imperial Castle. It was built in three stages between the 11th and 15th centuries. The castle is open daily but you have to go on a guided tour to wander around its rooms. The oldest part of the castle is the five cornered tower. In one of the castle courtyards is the round Sinwell Tower which you can climb to obtain even better views of the city. Next to the Sinwell Tower is a half timbered building which contains the 47 metre deep Tiefer Brunnen (Deep Well).You can walk around its grounds and gardens for free and from this advantage point look over the city of Nuremburg.

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    Kaiserburg (Emperor`s castle)

    by Airpunk Written Dec 20, 2007

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    The castle was in used by the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire between 1050 and 1571. It was not a residence, but one of many bases found quite everywhere in the empire. The Holy Roman Empire had no capital in modern sense and so, many castles were built in the empire as the emperor was travelling a lot. After the Golden Bull of 1356, the emperor was obliged to have his inaugural visit in Nuernberg, so Nuernberg became one of the most visited places by the emperors. These visits were seen as an honour to the city, but as the city had to pay for all the expenses, it was not only an honour to have the emperor in town… Many buildings are still preserved and are used as a place for museum exhibtions. The best-known buildings are the Simwellturm (Simwell tower) and the Fünfeckturm (pentagonal tower, Nürnberg’s oldest building, now containing a youth center), but there are many more to see. A wide range of gardens, from dark ivy and tree gardens to well-kept baroque ones are found in the castle. These can be seen as a small oasis and from there, you’ll get an excellent view on the city. However, the gardens are only open to the public during summertime. You can stroll through the castle for free during daytime, if you want to enter the buildings and visit the museum, an entry fee is required.
    If you visit the castle, don’t forget to walk through the Burgviertel, a beautiful part of the town with many half-timbered buildings. A look from outside will also show you, that the castle is built on a gigantic rock which was incorporated into the castle.

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    The Castle

    by Alex_71 Written Nov 23, 2007

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    The ancient center of Nurnmberg is simply amazing..it's the old medeival town. In this magificent scenario you can find the old castle. To come here and walk at the inside of the castle is simply a must. You can't say to have visited Nurnberg if you haven't spend some hours into the castle. It really give you the feeling of the medieval period so...come and check this out:-)

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    Imperial Castle

    by nicolaitan Updated Nov 18, 2007

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    The castle dominates the skyline from a cliff on the NW side of the old city, at the far end from the train station at Frauentor. The walk up Burgstrasse to the entrance is long and fairly steep, passing through the upscale residential area of the old city. The castle had three sections, and the Imperial Castle is the current tourist attraction. Tours are available only in German unless one takes an English speaking tour of the entire city, and independent access is not permitted to the interior. The exterior can be visited free of charge.
    The castle was occupied by every HR emperor till 1571 on temporary but required visits to Nuremberg. As one of the three "emperor cities", the first congress called by each emperor had to be in Nuremberg and the jewels and sacred icons of the Empire were also kept here. The earliest building was built in the early 12th Century by Konrad III but it has been reconstructed and enlarged several times most notably by Friedrich Barbarossa 50 years later. He is responsible for the famed double level chapel.In the late 15th Century, under Friedrich III, the castle achieved much of its current form with the construction of the Round Tower ( Simwellturm), the Knight's Hall, and the Imperial Stables ( now a hostel ). After the 30 years war and the terrible siege of 1632, the castle as well as the city were in a downward spiral. In the 19th Century, German romanticism rediscovered the ancient castles leading to significant repair to the structure. After heavy WWII bombing, the castle was rebuilt based on the original plans, completed by 1950.

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