Of the medieval city residence of the German emperors - spanning the 10th to 13th centuries - only the remnants of the basement, dating from the early 11th century, are extant. In 1154 and 1253, city-wide fires destroyed the Lofen Palace. Whereupon the basement, upon which houses three canon houses had risen, was destined to become the cellar of the cathedral chapter (i.e., clerical house).
Location. 52° 5.437′ N, 5° 7.257′ E. Marker is in Utrecht, Utrecht. Marker is at the intersection of Domplein and Servestraat, on the right when traveling west on Domplein. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Domplein 20, Utrecht 3512, Netherlands.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Paleis Lofen (within shouting distance of this marker); Maartensbrug en Oude Gracht / "St. Martin's Bridge" on the Old Canal (within shouting Utrechtse Sodomieprocessen / Utrecht Sodomy Trials (within shouting distance of this marker); Verzetsmonument Utrecht / Utrecht Resistance Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); In Het Voetspuur Van Sint Maarten / In the Footsteps of Saint Martin (within shouting distance of this marker); Universiteit Utrecht / Utrecht University (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Het Runensteen van Jelling Afgietsel / The Jelling Runestone Replica (about 90 meters away); Claustraal Huis van Oudemunster / Canon House of the Former Oudmunster Church (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utrecht.
Also see . . . Lofen (Wikipedia, in Dutch). Around 1040, Emperor Henry III had the Lofen Palace constructed, within the Trecht Castle walls, in Utrecht. It was situated between the present Cathedral Square and the Old Canal, and adjacent to the area within the castle that was excluded from imperial sovereignty (i.e, an area solely under ecclesiastical authority).... Follow link for additional information in Dutch. (Submitted on December 20, 2016.)
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