From bishop`s residence to modern museum.

The Kaiserpfalz

in the middle of Forchheim`s old town lies the "kaiserpfalz, one of the most culturally and historically interesting buildings in the entire region. The picturesque prince-bishop´s palace was built in the late 14th century and is particularly famous for its precious, late Gothic wall paintings.

The “Kaiserpfalz“ is considered a a monument of national importance and is one of the most important secular buildings in southern Germany. The building houses the Pfalzmuseum Forchheim with three special museums: The Archaeological Museum of Upper Franconia, The Municipal Museum and the Traditional Costume Museum. In addition, you can visit the Redd Wall Heritage Museum  right next door in the casemate.