20 most beautiful medieval castles in Germany

5. Imperial Castle Kaiserburg — Nürnberger Burg Nuremberg Castle with located on its territory over the centuries the castle was a place in which to administer German history.

A special role in the Holy Roman Empire, the city began to play in the middle of the XI century. With 1050 years of 1571 we stayed here all of her emperors, sometimes — travel, sometimes — for longer periods, and Kaiserburg was considered one of the most important of their residences.



Nuremberg Castle is a group of medieval fortified buildings on a sandstone ridge dominating the historical center of Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany.

The castle, together with the city walls, is considered to be one of Europe’s most formidable medieval fortifications. It represented the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire and the outstanding role of the Imperial City of Nuremberg.

In the Middle Ages, German kings did not have a capital, but voyaged from one of their castles to the next. Thus, the castle at Nürnberg became an important imperial castle, and in the following centuries, all German kings and emperors stayed at the castle, most of whom on several occasions. Nuremberg Castle comprises three sections: the Imperial castle (Kaiserburg), the former Burgraves’ castle, and the buildings erected by the Imperial City at the eastern site.