Medieval Castle, Florence Nightingale and Baroque Architecture
The small suburb of Kaiserswerth is much older than the city of Düsseldorf. Already around the year 700 a British missionary built a church and a monastry on this strategic little Island in the river Rhine. The Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire built a castle here. The most notorious is the Emperor Barbarossa. Town and castle were destoyed many times during wars. The last destruction took place in 1700 but Kaiserswerth was built up again in stunning baroque style.
The walk will take you over the surrounding fortifications of the town to the ruins of the castle, to the wonderful 11th century church and surrounding square with Baroque mansions and to the market square. We will also stroll along the Rhine and you will find out the connection between Florence Nightingale and Kaiserswerth.
This tour, with start and finish at Klemensplatz, takes you over the surrounding defense wall to the ruins of the castle, the park with famous inhabitants of Kaiserswerth, the church and the wonderful square around it, over the promenade along the river to the market and back to Klemensplatz.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Best starting point in Kaiserswerth is Klemensplatz. The subway line 79 stops there. Leave the subway station and cross the main road. You will see a fountain with a model of the town of Kaiserswerth. We meet in front of the fountain.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
Tour will be longer (and more expensive) if travel time to Kaiserswerth must be included
This is a walking tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 euro - You will probably need a ticket to get to Kaiserswerth and back by U-bahn, line 79