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Ruins of Friedrich Barbarossa's Kaiserpfalz
Ruins of Friedrich Barbarossa's Kaiserpfalz
Beer garden "Galerie Burghof" in Kaiserswerth
Beer garden "Galerie Burghof" in Kaiserswerth
St. Suibertus basilica
St. Suibertus basilica

Historical Kaiserswerth

Kaiserswerth, located in the northern part of Düsseldorf, is always worth a trip at any time of the year. The pretty heart with its charming baroque houses from the 17th and 18th centuries is always a great place for an excursion.

The picturesque ruins of the "Kaiserpfalz", the legendary Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa's "Royal Palace", are located immediately on the banks of the River Rhine. Originally dating from the 10th century, the palace was built under the rule of Emperor Heinrich III and enlarged between 1174 – 1184 by Emperor Barbarossa, when he transferred the toll from the Netherlands to Kaiserswerth and needed a fortress to control the Rhine.
To this day the castle possesses impressive walls that are up to 4.5 metres thick. The complex is accessible in summer daily from 09:00-18:00, while the idyllic Burgweg with its unique Linden avenue affords a magnificent view of the palace throughout the year.

A few steps from the site, cozy cafés and beer gardens tempt visitors to stay a while to enjoy the delights on offer. Additionally, St. Suitbertus Bascilica on Stiftsplatz, a triple-naved Romanesque pillar basilica with gilded shrine holding the relics of Saint Suitbertus, is also worth a visit.

Combine your visit to Kaiserswerth with a romantic boat tour on the Rhine to Düsseldorf's Altstadt! The "Weiße Flotte" shipping company runs regular tours from April to October.

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