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“Temporary exhibitions in the Kaiserpfalz” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kaiserpfalz Forchheim

Kaiserpfalz Forchheim
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Forchheim
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Forchheim, Germany
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“Temporary exhibitions in the Kaiserpfalz”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Apart from their usual exhibitions the Kaiserpfalz also offers temporary exhibitons, which change frequently. The current one is called: 'Prayers, beer and gunshots' It features the historic 'Annafest' (in English I would call it a beer festival, the history of local churches, beer brewing since medieval times and the wars fought around the old fortifications, namely 1618 - 1648.
The local festival is named after St. Anna, who is said to have protected the town of Forchheim during a blaze, the first festival was held in 1840, so it's the 173rd edition this year

Visited July 2013
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Erlangen, Germany
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“Franconian Jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

Forchheim is not the fist place which comes to mind when one lookes for a place to stay in the area.
However (if one avoids the horrid looks of the industrial areas which crowd the town), Forchheim is an ideal spot for staying and exporing.
The Kaiserpflaz has a looong history. it actually predates the Castle of Nuremberg.
Before th clever burghers of Nurenberg bribed the Emperor by building him a pretty castle, Forchheim was a town for large conventions of nobles and on two occasions in the early 900eds kings were elected in Forchheim.
The Kaiserpfalz which one can visit today is not the medieval building, though some remains exist. todays building is the prince-bishop’s palace from the 14th century.
http://www.forchheim.de/content/baugeschichte-kaiserpfalz-forchheim
This year a new muesum has been opned just a few steps away, which gives insight into the workings of the impressive fortifications.

Visited June 2012
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Forchheim, Germany
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“3 Museums”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

The so called Kaiserpfalz is one of the historic places in the town of Forchheim, with three museums in it, the museum of the city of Forchheim, the archeologic museum of Franconia and the museum of historic dresses of our area, Upper Franconia. It is doubtful if ever one of the emperors was here (Kaiser) in the Middle Ages the building was used by the archbishops of Bamberg,
Certainly a place to see
http://www.forchheim.de/content/kaiserpfalz-0

Visited March 2012
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