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The ruins of the Imperial Palace, Kaiserswerth: photos, description (Kaiserpfalz Kaiserswerth)

The ruins of the Imperial Palace, Kaiserswerth every tourist can see in düsseldorf, a few kilometers from the old town. The history of this building began in the XI century, when Emperor Henry II and the count Palatine made a world. As a gift the Emperor had decided to present the fortress of Kaiserswerth. Subsequently this wonderful place again went to the Empire and was rebuilt into the Palace.

In 1147 in Kaiserswerth is located Dutch customs out of town til. To this place was seriously protected, it was turned into a rather powerful reinforcement. Currently, from the Imperial Palace, you can see only ruins, but originally it was a three-story building in the middle of which was placed a high tower. The castle is very effectively protected items such as wall semicircular in shape with a moat and side towers and also the river Rhine.

In the history of Kaiserswerth there is a period when he only passed from one owner to another. It is often used as collateral. Over the last four centuries the Palace for a long time was property of the Archbishop of Cologne. In 1702, when the war of succession of Spain, Kaiserswerth was blown up. Was destroyed tower and defensive wall.

Despite the fact that this place was a historical place, for two centuries the ruins of the Imperial Palace, understood and used for the needs of urban construction. Only in 1899 on the site where once stood great and strong fortress, began archaeological excavations. In the second half of the twentieth century these ruins were conserved. Currently, anyone can look at the remains of the Palace of Kaiserswerth.