Nuremberg Castle, or Kaiserburg in German is a castle in the city of Nuremberg and it’s located at the northern part of the Old Town, Altstadt, around 500 metres from the main city square, Hauptmarkt.
The castle together with the city walls represents one of the Europe’s most formidable medieval fortifications. The site stands like a monument of importance and power of the Holy Roman Empire.
Despite Holy Roman Empire didn’t have the official capital, Nuremberg is considered as one of the unofficial capitals, hand in hand with Regensburg, Augsburg (Shwabian Bench), Cologne, Aachen and Frankfurt (Rhenish Bench).
First recorded document of the fortification dates from around 1000.
Nuremberg Castle comprises 3 sections: Imperial Castle (Kaiserburg), former Burgraves’ Castle (Burggrafenburg) and the buildings erected by the Imperial City at the eastern side (Reichsstädtische Bauten).
Because of the vast construction works on the site, it was a big disappointment. Exhibition is not impressive and in comparison with other medieval castles across Europe it's a little bit smaller.
The significance of the place doesn’t reflect what is offered to tourists as the main city landmark.
Because the castle is on a hill, it can be found some good spots for nice panoramic views and images.