North wing interiors

The north wing is one of the earliest buildings of the Ingelheim Imperial Palace and dates back to the Carolingian foundation period. It consisted of a long building block – the so-called north wing – and a hall building attached to it at right angles. The north wing, whose wall remains can be seen here in the archaeological window, had a length of around 60 metres and an internal depth of eleven metres. A portico ran along the side facing the inner courtyard. The interior of the north wing was divided into six to eight rooms of varying widths.

The function of the north wing has been interpreted several times as a residential wing. The individual rooms were lavishly furnished, but no relevant finds, such as traces of heating equipment, have been found to date. Since 2012, an archaeological window has shown a cross-section of the north wing at this location. The gravel-covered floor of the monument area is at the same level as the historic walkway. Two reconstructed column stumps also illustrate the location and dimensions of the former portico.

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