If you are looking for an idyllic spot to relax during your visit to Nuremberg, the Burggarten at the Kaiserburg is just the place for you. Emperor Frederick III had the castle garden laid out in the 15th century, modelled on the “Hanging Gardens” of the Oriental queen Semiramis. Particularly worth seeing are the rose quarters on a large bastion and the numerous cord trees. In addition to the castle garden, there is also the Maria Sibylla Merian Garden, which was designed in memory of the important Nuremberg artist and naturalist. The old “Kunigundenlinde” is also well-known. This lime tree, or the one that existed here before it until 1934, is said to have been planted by the canonised Empress Kunigunde.