Imperial Palace Ruins

Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany

The Imperial Palace in Ingelheim was erected in the second half of the 8th century. Charlemagne chose Ingelheim in 787 as the location for his winter quarters, arriving there before Christmas and remaining there without interruption until the middle of 788. However the palace was not completed before completed before 814. It served Emperors and Kings as a residence and place for governance until the 11th century. From the buildings of the Imperial Palace impressive relics above ground are preserved today. The greater part of the complex remains as foundation under ground level and allows it to be the basis for archaeological excavations to reconstruct the entire system of buildings.

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Founded: c. 787 AD
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Germany
Historical period: Part of The Frankish Empire (Germany)

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Stefan Reitz (6 years ago)
Wunderschön für kurze Spaziergänge. Der direkt anliegende Spielplatz für Kinder sicherlich eine riesen Freude, da dieser wirklich wundervoll gestaltet und in die alten Gemäuer einbezogen ist. Eine sehr schöne Seite an der Stadt Ingelheim.
Gregor Leier (6 years ago)
Wir sind alle stolz auf unseren Kaisersitz hier in Ingelheim! Ein hoch auf den alten Karl.
Andreas Schulz (6 years ago)
Schöner Ort. Gutes Museum.
Martina H (6 years ago)
Die erhaltenen Mauern sind etwas versteckt, sodass man sich etwas auf die Suche begeben muss, wenn man nicht an einer Führung teilnimmt. Die Häuser und Straßen sind allerdings sehr hübsch, sodass man dort gemütlich spazieren gehen kann. Auch die Aussicht ist bei klarer Sicht toll. Infotäfelchen erläutern die Geschichte, sodass man sich auch ohne Führung gut das ganze zu Gemüte führen kann. Wenn man in Ingelheim ist auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert.
Michele Laycock (7 years ago)
The area is beautiful, awe inspiring with structures that have lasted well over 1,000 years. Everything (except a pamphlet you can get at the museum) is written in German (the audio tour is also German only) but with Google Translate you can get a fair idea of what happened and when. Certainly worth the trip if you're in the area or visiting other sites near the area. It's in Germany's wine country so if that isn't enough reason to visit, I don't know what is!
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