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Düsseldorf’s northern district of Kaiserswerth is worth a visit at any time of the year. Around the Klemensplatz lies the picturesque village center with baroque houses from the 17th and 18th century.
Directly on the banks of the Rhine rises the picturesque ruins of the “Imperial Palace” of the legendary Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa. The Palatinate – originally from the 10th century – was under Emperor Henry III. expanded and expanded between 1174 – 1184 by Emperor Barbarossa, after he had moved the Rhine toll from the Netherlands to Kaiserswerth and needed a fortress dominating the Rhine.
The castle complex today still consists of imposing walls that are up to four and a half meters thick. During the summer months, it is open daily from 9:00 to 18:00. From the idyllic Burgweg with its unique Lindenallee also offers year-round a magnificent view of the Palatinate.
In the immediate vicinity of the castle ruins invite cafés and beer gardens to relax and enjoy. Also worth seeing is the St. Suitbertus Basilica on Stiftsplatz, a three-nave Romanesque pillared basilica with a gilded shrine for the remains of Saint Suitbertus.
Combine the visit in Kaiserswerth with a romantic boat trip on the Rhine to Düsseldorf’s old town! The “Weiße Flotte Düsseldorf” offers regular tours from April to October.