Kaiserswerth has an extremely historical past. It first belonged to Düsseldorf in 1929. A bishop of the English mission founded a Benedictine monastery in the year 700 and in the ninth century a palace was started which became the Kaiserinsel (King's Island). The famous King Barbarossa subsequently allowed it to be expanded. Because it was bombed in the Spanish war of succession, only the ruins can be seen today but these are still well worth seeing. All hell breaks loose in the summer, particularly in the neighbouring castle with its cosy beer garden. The Suitbertus Stiftsplatz (square) with the former collegiate church St. Suitbertus, which dates from the 11th century, is atmospheric as well and you'll come across the birthplace of Friedrich von Spee here. This city district, located in the north, is always good for a trip, especially in the summer.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Klemensplatz: U79