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Burg Hohenzollern

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  • Vanessa Kopp

    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. The fortress was abandoned in the 18th century and fell into ruins. Larger and more beautiful than ever before, King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia had his family's ancestral seat rebuilt in its current form in the 19th century. The castle is still privately owned today.

    Visitors can visit the castle daily from 10 a.m. The view from the castle walls is fantastic. You pay 7 euros entry for the castle complex. If you also want to see the splendid rooms, then you have to add 5 euros.

    You can read all information about the castle, the exhibitions and the gastronomy here: burg-hohenzollern.com.

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    • January 26, 2019

  • Steffen

    The view is great and the blueprint of the castle is very fascinating. In my opinion, an impregnable structure. If you have one, be sure to take binoculars with you, there is a lot to look at.

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    • July 6, 2016

  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    The castle Hohenzollern is known worldwide, even the chancellor Kohl was up, Japanese movie stars have married up here and in various movies she was already.
    Frederick II lay in his coffin until after the turn of the castle

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    • December 27, 2016

  • Reini

    One of the best preserved castles in southwestern Germany, it is still privately owned and managed without public money.
    There are some beautiful rooms, as well as the casemates (vault cellar rooms) to visit. Admission is not cheap currently 12 € adults, and 6 € for children. it is worth the great view and the culinary supply in the beer garden and restaurant is also good. In winter, there is a very nice Christmas market, which is also recommended!

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Schlern

    The castle Hohenzollern, home of the German emperors

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    • August 31, 2016

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Visiting this castle is always something special. As in winter as in summer.
    The climb is worthwhile and is rewarded by the beautiful castle and the view.

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Timber

    For me as a child always one of the most beautiful castles. The guides are very interesting, if you are interested in nobility history. Otherwise, a wonderful panoramic view. A dream of a castle with all the gates

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    • June 4, 2019

  • Dirk

    Beautiful castle restored in the 19th century. Possibly. more spectacular from the outside than from the inside, but still nice. We did the castle without guidance, so we can not announce anything about the "innards". A nice beer garden in which one beside Pommes and sausage also the Prussia beer (normally good Pils) in the bar. Who is on Prussia devotional, will find in the shop.

    Above all, in my view, the view into the distance ... that's really great.

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    • June 19, 2019

  • Chrissss

    The castle itself costs admission. But if you only have a little time or want to save money, you will also see a lot without the obligatory bus. You can go up to the castle, visit the beer garden and enjoy the view of the old walls and the landscape down in the valley.

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    • July 11, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    Very beautiful and beautifully situated castle with magnificent views in all directions. The castle is well preserved and very impressive.

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    • December 7, 2019

  • MKVoodooPr

    You have to have visited quite clearly. One of my highlights, the best pictures are from me 😘

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    • May 4, 2021

  • Timber

    The castle in its present form is a building of the renowned Berlin architect Friedrich August Stüler, who had been appointed in 1842 as a pupil and successor of Karl Friedrich Schinkel the architect of the king. It is considered a typical example of neo-Gothic in the German-speaking world. The impressive driveway systems designed by the engineer officer Moritz von Prittwitz, who was then considered the leading Prussian fortress builder. The sculptural works are by Gustav Willgohs.

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    • August 16, 2019

  • Conny

    Also the beer garden is very nice and the currywurst with fries just delicious 😋 🤗

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    • November 9, 2018

  • Jacky

    This castle is still very well preserved. It's definitely worth a trip here. You can also sit down to have a snack and have a drink after looking at the castle. A very nice castle

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Martin Schreiner

    Imposing castle on upstream mountain spur free-standing with a steep climb over steep ramps and stairs. A visit with the felt slippers is definitely worth it. It is fascinating to be back several centuries and to see how you lived in good circles back then.

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    • March 11, 2020

  • Karlobe

    One of the most beautiful castles in Germany in every season

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    • March 23, 2020

  • DOerte

    At the moment you have to buy a ticket online before visiting. Without it, nothing works. Unfortunately.

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    • August 26, 2020

  • Andreas

    One of the most beautiful castles in Germany. Very good tours.

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    • April 10, 2021

  • Destination Valhalla

    One of the attractions in this place. For 22 euros you can visit many rooms and the courtyard in the castle. There are no guided tours due to Corona. The view from above is super great. I also think the castle is very beautiful. Simply recommend.

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    • July 1, 2021

  • Ingo Weiß

    Very impressive castle

    CLOSED ON:
    September 4th
    24th of December
    December 31

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    • September 5, 2021

  • Gerd

    The castle is extremely impressive, both from the architecture and from the great all-round view. In addition, as the home of the German emperors and kings, it embodies a significant part of our history.

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    • November 3, 2021

  • Rathi

    Just always worth a visit!

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Florian

    If you want to Hohenzollern Castle, you should leave early. Even in summer, the beer garden at the castle is only open until 17:30! How it comes to such a beautiful beer garden at such ridiculous opening times is a mystery to me personally - DAMAGE!

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    • June 19, 2019

  • Jacky

    This castle US really wonderful and really nice in many corners

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    • June 29, 2019


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Location: Bisingen, Zollernalbkreis, Tübingen District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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