A gem among the German fortresses.

The History of the Building

In the centre of the Franconia city of Forchheim, nestled between numerous charming timber-frame houses, rises the fortress of Forchheim, which the city inhabitants also call the “Kaiserpfalz“. Although medieval documents give evidence that a palace site must have existed in Forchheim, it was never found by the archaeologists. The still existing fortress site is actually a prince-bishop residence, which was built by the Bamberg bishop Lambert von Brunn in the late 14th century.

The “Kaiserpfalz“ is therefore full of stories, memories and secrets, which want to be newly discovered by visitors from around the world.