From a secondary episcopal residence to a modern museum.

The Kaiserpfalz

The “Kaiserpfalz” is situated in the middle of the historic district of Forchheim, and is one of the most interesting buildings in the entire region from a historico-cultural point of view. The picturesque prince-bishop castle was built in the late 14th century and is well-known for its precious, late-gothic wall paintings.

The “Kaiserpfalz“ is thought of as “a monument of national importance” and belongs to the most important secular buildings of Southern Germany. The building houses the Pfalzmuseum Forchheim with three special museums: The Archaeological Museum Oberfranken, The Municipal- and the Traditional Costume Museum. Additionally, right next door in the casemate the Heritage Museum “Rote Mauer” (red wall) may also be visited.