Kaiserpfalz Ingelheim - Imperial Palace

Ingelheim am Rhein · Rheinhessen

What is it?
Charlemagne (748 - 814) chose Ingelheim as a base for his travels through his Frankish Empire and had a representative Palatinate built - that was the name of the seats of government in those days. In terms of importance, the imperial palace in Ingelheim is on a par with the palaces in Aachen and Nijmegen. In the Middle Ages, world history was written in Ingelheim - with exclusive events such as coronations, imperial synods and abdications. After Charlemagne, two handful of rulers still use the Ingelheim imperial palace - it remained an important place of European politics and cultural history for over 300 years.

What is there to see?
Ruins and restored remnants, some of which have been merged with residential buildings, reconstructions of the Saal area, cobbled tracks, information boards on the historical circular route, which explain each relic that has survived or even disappeared, thus making the past splendour comprehensible (guided tour recommended). In addition to the signage and accompanying booklet, there is the KAISERPFALZ-APP, which is available free of charge in Google Play and in the AppStore (to be found under the keyword "Kaiserpfalz Ingelheim"). This means that the Kaiserpfalz can be experienced digitally at any place and at any time.

What does it include?
Aula regia - the throne hall with spiral staircase to the Staufer defence wall, the former Heidesheim Gate from the 12th century with inspection walkway, the semicircular building Exedra with reconstructed colonnade, excavation sites of the Kaiserpfalz Research Centre.

Did you already know? Wedding room in the Heidesheim Gate
In the Kaiserpfalz you can also get married in a registry office! More precisely, in the wedding room in the Heidesheimer Tor. This is a mixture of ancient walls, married with modern architecture and comfort. Our brochure "Getting married in Ingelheim" helps you to prepare for the most beautiful day in your life.

Kaiserpfalz Ingelheim - Imperial Palace


Tourist-Information Ingelheim
Binger Straße 16
55218 Ingelheim am Rhein

Web: http://ingelheim-erleben.de
E-Mail: touristinformation@ikum-ingelheim.de
Tel.: (0049)6132 710 009200

The monument area of the Kaiserpfalz is freely accessible at all times, as the individual monuments are located in a residential area. However, some presentation areas can only be fully visited during the opening hours listed below.

Opening hours: Kaiserpfalz-Monuments and Museum at the Kaiserpfalz

April to October: Tuesday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
                         Friday to Sunday & holidays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

November to March: Tuesday to Sunday & holidays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, the outdoor facilities of the Kaiserpfalz monuments can also be visited on Mondays (Apr-Oct until 5 p.m., Nov-Mar until 4 p.m.). Closed on Mondays are the Museum near the Kaiserpfalz as well as the presentation house in the Heidesheimer Tor monument area.

The Saalkirche (church) is open on Sundays from 11.30 a.m. The key to the Saalkirche from November - March is available at the Museum near the Kaiserpfalz.

The Museum is closed annually from 23 December to 5 January.