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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 20 beautiful castles to choose from in Baden-Württemberg. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 20 castles in Baden-Württemberg

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    Meersburg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The old town of Meersburg has many hotels and restaurants. Here you can also admire old buildings that are lovingly cared for by their owners.
    Attractions include the old castle …

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    Burg Teck

    Hiking Highlight

    The kiosk offers ice cream, drinks and smaller dishes.
    In the dining room mostly regional delicacies from the kitchen and cellar are served. There is also the possibility to participate …

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    Thorsten
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    Schloss Lichtenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    A castle like from a book. In this case, that's actually true. The castle from Wilhelm Hauff's novel "Lichtenstein" from 1826 provided the suggestion and template for the reconstruction of …

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    Sandra
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    Schloss Montfort

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Montfort Castle on Lake Constance is the landmark of the municipality of Langenargen. Once planned under the name of Villa Argena, it was to serve King William I of Württemberg …

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    Schloss Solitude

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Hermitage Solitude is idyllically located in the former ducal hunting ground west of Stuttgart. The castle is considered the most demanding creation of Duke Carl Eugen von Württemberg and …

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    Marius
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    Burgruine Hohenurach

    Hiking Highlight

    A really big ruin of the former prison fortress Hohenurach. The Urach waterfall can be seen and heard from there.
    There are still some rooms, cellars, dungeons and open spaces …

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    Franzy
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    Strahlenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    In the shade of old chestnut trees, you can enjoy a beer in the summer, the beautiful view of the vineyards, Schriesheim and the Rhine valley (up to the Palatinate …

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    Johannes
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    Bärenschlössle

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The use of the path directly around the Bear Lake is for the most part not allowed for cycling. But there are all the more beautiful paths in the woods …

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    Pan!c
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    Bärenschlössle

    Hiking Highlight

    Very busy at the weekend.
    But still great views.

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    Ralf
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    10

    Heidelberger Schloss

    Hiking Highlight

    The huge castle of Heidelberg is itself as a ruin one of the most beautiful castles of Germany. Unlike Neuschwanstein Castle, Heidelberg Castle has a history of almost 900 years. …

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    Burg Guttenberg

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful, well-preserved hilltop castle with a museum, "tavern" and accommodation - and of course the already widely praised bird show. In the restaurant there are some terrace places with a …

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    Burg Wildenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle Wildenstein is located about 200 meters above the Danube on a mountain promontory. The first castle was probably built around 1000, but today's buildings are from the middle …

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    Ruine Reußenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    According to a legend by Wilhem Hauff, the castle was built by the giant Heim von Stein. In fact, the castle was built around 1270. From here, the only ascent …

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    Thorsten
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    Schloss Hohenentringen

    Hiking Highlight

    I've always enjoyed going there since I was a child. As an excursion destination, to stop by or at least to stop by while hiking or cycling, I can highly recommend it. 🙂

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    Jan
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    Schloß Solitude

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Nice view, many trails around to discover.

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    Morris
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    Hohenbaden Castle (when Hohenbaden Castle was founded, today Old Castle) in Baden-Baden was the seat of the Margraves of Baden in the Middle Ages. They named themselves after the castle, which gave the state of Baden its name.

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    Burg Hohenzollern

    Hiking Highlight

    Hohenzollern Castle first appeared in documents and writings in 1267. After the first castle was destroyed, a larger and more fortified castle was built on the same site in 1454. …

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    Schloss Schwetzingen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    This place is a pleasure for the mind and palate in the warm season. A visit to the castle park is definitely worth it. And a delicious meal can be …

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    Burgruine Zavelstein

    Hiking Highlight

    A great location, not only for history lovers! Is known far beyond the borders and is always worth a detour. Photo enthusiasts are enthusiastic!

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    Dosch
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    Burg Hohenhewen

    Hiking Highlight

    A hike to the castle ruin Hohenhewen is worthwhile just because of the magnificent view. An observation platform was added to the rest of the keep, from which you can …

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    Heinz

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