Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle of Nuremberg)

I had planned on sitting down and writing a big article about Kaiserburg. So I got to researching it. I am not going to write one. It has been done repeatedly and there is not a whole lot that I could even add to it, IF I could add to it. So I will quote and link the ‘Official’ Kaiserburg website.

Kaiserburg  http://www.kaiserburg-nuernberg.de/englisch/castle/

Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle of Nuremberg)

Historical overview

The Imperial Castle is the symbol of Nuremberg. Since the Middle Ages its silhouette has represented the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and the outstanding role of the imperial city of Nuremberg.

Beginnings

Imperial Chapel

Nuremberg, which was first mentioned in a document as a royal property in 1050, played an important part in the imperial and domestic policy of the Salian and Hohenstaufen kings and emperors. The castle and town were a favourite stopping place for rulers on their journeys through the realm, and court assemblies and Imperial Diets were held here.

In order to provide an appropriate setting for these events, the Hohenstaufens built an extended castle complex on the rocky elevation over the remains of older buildings, which is still largely what we see today. To administer the imperial property and maintain order they installed a burgrave, who resided in the front area of the complex (the so-called Burgrave’s Castle). In 1191 the office of burgrave passed to the Counts of Zollern.

Read the rest of their site for more information …. HERE

There is one major draw back to doing photography in a museum, in most cases flash is not allowed, because it can damage the relics. Thus light levels and conditions vary from photo to photo and from angle to angle. The other drawback, is having to shoot through the glass of display cases. Finding just the right angle to maximize light and to limit reflection and other artifacts can be a real pain in the arse.



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