Autumnal at My North 3 - Goslar Kaiserpfalz

St. Ulrich chapel at the Kaiserpfalz 

read more about this famous location at: Wikipedia - Imperial Palace of Goslar 

View over the roof of the town of Goslar

The Imperial Palace, built between 1040 and 1050 during the reign of Heinrich III, is a unique secular architecture monument. For more than 200 years German and European history was made here. In the St. Ulrich Chapel at the south end a stone sarcophagus with the figure of Heinrich III on the cover houses the gold capsule containing the heart of the emperor, who died in 1056. In the late 19th century both the Palace and the Chapel were renovated extensively and the interior of the Palace upper hall was decorated with monumental murals by H. Wislicenus. The ground floor has an extensive exhibition of itinerant imperial rule. The Imperial Palace is a “must” for every Goslar visitor.

Der alte Barbarossa,

Der Kaiser Friederich,
Im unterirdschen Schlosse
Hält er verzaubert sich.
Er ist niemals gestorben,
Er lebt darin noch jetzt,
Er hat im Schloß verborgen
Zum Schlaf sich hingesetzt.
Er hat hinabgenommen
Des Reiches Herrlichkeit
Und wird einst wiederkommen
Mit ihr, zu seiner Zeit.
Der Stuhl ist elfenbeinern,
Darauf der Kaiser sitzt;
Der Tisch ist marmelsteinern,
Worauf sein Haupt er stützt.
Sein Bart ist nicht von Flachse,
Er ist von Feuersglut,
Ist durch den Tisch gewachsen,
Worauf sein Kinn ausruht.
Er nickt als wie im Traume,
Sein Aug halb offen zwinkt,
Und je nach langem Raume
Er einem Knaben winkt.
Er spricht im Schlaf zum Knaben:
Geh hin vors Schloß, o Zwerg,
Und sieh, ob noch die Raben
Herfliegen um den Berg.
Und wenn die alten Raben
Noch fliegen immerdar,
So muß ich auch noch schlafen,
Verzaubert hundert Jahr.

- Friedrich Rückert 

As early as the 11th century, the buildings of the imperial palace had already so impressed the chronicler Lambert of Hersfeld that he described it as the "most famous residence in the empire". Since 1992, the palace site, together with the Goslar's Old Town and the Rammelsberg has been a UNESCO world heritage site.  Wikipedia

Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor was born here

Hope you enjoy this little visit. The light wasn't the best during my visit, dawns comes early in autumn, but I love this special braunmood so much and hope you've enjoyed it too.


  1. Here again my friend.
    It was a large rest.

    Great images, as usual.


    · LMA · & · CR ·

  2. Bonjour Isabella,
    Merci beaucoup pour ces magnifiques photos et ces explications, je ne connaissais pas cet endroit.
    Belle & douce journée, bisous !

  3. Wonderful shots of this magnificent place, Isabella!
    Thanks for joining the Travel Tuesday meme, hope to see more of your photos there this week.


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