Unterirdische Gänge Kaiserslautern

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Location: Tourist Information, Fruchthallstraße 14, 67655 Kaiserslautern.  
(49.445494, 7.769082)
Open: APR to NOV 1 Sat per Month 11:15.
Only after registration.
Fee: Adults EUR 5, Children EUR 4.
Classification: SubterraneaTunnel
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=70 m.
Guided tours: D=90 min. Deutsch - German English
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Tourist Information, Fruchthallstraße 14, 67655 Kaiserslautern, Tel: +49-631-365-2317, Fax: +49-631-365-2723. E-mail:
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1158 construction of the Imperial Palace by Emperor Friedrich I., called Barbarossa.


The Unterirdische Gänge Kaiserslautern (Kaiserslautern underground passages) are about 70 m long and have been developed as an underground museum. They can only be visited on a guided tour that takes place once a month. The tour begins in the Pfalzgrafensaal (Palgrave's Hall) of the former Renaissance castle, the city's representative hall. There you will find tombs from the 7th century and the entrance to the underground passages, escape tunnels from the Staufer period.

The tunnels were built during the reign of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. He had the Villa Lutra, which existed here, extended to become one of the most famous and magnificent palaces in the entire empire. In the process, an escape tunnel was also built in the foundations. The building was 25 by 19 metres in size and 19 metres high. Of the former Kaiserpfalz (imperial palace), also called domos, only a part of the foundations and sparse masonry remains with humpbacked ashlars remain.