The Hohenzollern Castle
The Swabian ‘Neuschwanstein’
Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the Prussian Kings and German Emperors as well as the Swabian branch of the Princes of Hohenzollern. It ranks among Europe’s most famous and popular castles. Hohenzollern castle is situated atop one of the most splendid Swabian peaks. The numerous towers and beautiful surrounding landscape give it a majestic aura. The main castle was rebuilt in 1850 imparting the striking new gothic design seen today. It is an exquisite piece of 19th century architecture filled with valuable artefacts and items retelling the history of Prussia and her kings.
Enhancing the experience would be a visit to the showrooms which house important objects concerning the history of art taken from collections in Hohenzollern’s Castle. In the treasure chamber you will find a number of memorable artefacts belonging to Friedrich the Great, to the unforgotten Queen Luise and to many more important figures in German history, who are also closely linked to the history of Hohenzollern‘s Castle.
Opening Hours The castle is open only for guided tours
Guided Tours Winter season from 1 November to 15 March 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m., summer season from 16 March to 31 October 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Groups of more than 20 people are asked to register in advance. Private tours available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Russian on request
Directions 20 km from Tübingen. A 81 Stuttgart/Singen exit Empfingen or B 27 towards Hechingen, exit South Hechingen/Castle Hohenzollern. From the car park approx. 20 minutes by foot to the castle or take the shuttle bus. From the Tübingen train station take the next train to Hechingen. At Hechingen train station in summer the bus heads to the castle car park Mon–Fri at 11.25 a.m. Sat, Sun and on holidays at 1.25 p.m., and returns between 4.05 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Information Verwaltung Burg Hohenzollern, 72379 Burg Hohenzollern
Tel . + 49 (0)7129-2356 and 57537471-2428, firstname.lastname@example.org