Kaiserburg Castle, Nuremberg ©Congress & Tourismus Zentrale Nürnberg (Niklas, Uwe)
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Kaiserburg Castle Nuremberg

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Kaiserburg Castle, Nuremberg

Nuremberg Castle, where every emperor of the Holy Roman Empire lived, at least for a time, between 1050 and 1571, is one of the most important medieval imperial palaces. Friedrich Barbarossa and his successors added large extensions to the Salian royal castle which had been in existence since around the mid 11th century. The double chapel, which has survived intact to this day, dates back to this time. The imperial apartments and state rooms in the main building, whose original panelling has largely been preserved, contain 16th and 17th century paintings, tapestries and furniture.

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