Kaiserpfalz Kaiserswerth, Dusseldorf

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Discover the 1,000-year-old history of Dusseldorf at Kaiserpfalz Kaiserswerth. Situated on the banks of the Rhine River, the site boasts the ruins of a 10th-century castle that has 4.5 m (14.8 ft) thick stone walls, high archways, and picturesque river views. Spend the afternoon wandering the ruins free of charge before walking along the Rhine River and stopping for a cold drink at one of the local beer gardens. Ruins are closed to visitors from October to April. To visit Kaiserpfalz Kaiserswerth on your holiday in Dusseldorf, and find out what else Dusseldorf has to offer, use our Dusseldorf travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The ruins speak more than thousand words. Unless you come by bicycle parking will be tricky, but managable. You must not forget to spoil yourself to a homebrew in the ferry restaurant afterwards ;-)  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    The castle is an old ruin with a lot of history that can be read on the signs on and around the Castle, it is in this sense also attached to Kaiserswerth. Nice view of the Rhein, fun to visit and free. It is not a large ruin so a visit is not afternoon filling, but around it and through the old town you can also enjoy hiking.
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  • July 19, 2017
    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 centur...  more »
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  • Kaiserpfalz Kaiserswerth is the ruin of a castle built on the shores of the river Rhine. It's a great spot to take pictures of the beautiful countryside and the building that hasn't lost its grace despite its decay. There is no entrance fee and you can walk and climb around as you wish.
  • Beautiful! The ruin is small and will not take more than 1 hour. Next you may like to explore the neighbouring area. It has got a good countryside and town around for a walk. ☺
  • Awesome historical place to explore in peace
  • Great place for culture-loving person.
  • Great place to access things before the hour long trip to the ruin.

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Where to stay in Dusseldorf

The Old City, Altstadt, is the center of the action and offers a number of hotels and guesthouses. For quiet evenings and a view of the Old City consider the Oberkassel/Niederkassel area on the other side of the Rhine river. There is inexpensive accommodation in the Unterbilk area near the university, along with a collection of bars, restaurants, and cafes.
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