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Kaiserlinde natural monument near Schloss Burg

The Kaiserlinde is an approximately 250-year-old lime tree (Tilia cordata). The circumference of its trunk cannot be determined upwards of a height of 1 metre due to the shape created by its irregular growth. The unusual shape of the tree is down to its pruning by the people in holy orders in the former presbytery garden. They shaped the tree in order to set up an arbour beneath it and a small hut between its branches. Both were connected by a ladder and, according to tradition, were popular places to pray the breviary.

The Kaiserlinde is listed and protected as natural monument number 51 in the “Regulation of Natural Monuments for the Solingen City Area” of 21 September 2007.

The site of the Kaiserlinde is the former Catholic presbytery garden of Schloss Burg. The garden was originally much larger and the lime tree stood in its centre.

The lime tree has been owned by Seilbahn Burg GmbH since 1952. Tree maintenance is carried out every three years or so. This work is coordinated and monitored by the city of Solingen.

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42659 Solingen

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