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Castle of Hohenzollern, Hechingen

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Castle of Hohenzollern is home to a wealth of Prussian artifacts--including a letter from U.S. President George Washington thanking Baron von Steuben for his service in the American Revolutionary War. It's also the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern family, who became German Emperors. The castle complex, chapels, and cellars can be explored independently. Look for the crown of Wilhelm II, plus King Frederick the Great's personal items. To see the interior rooms, you must take a guided tour (most are in German). Check the website for more information about English tours. Put Castle of Hohenzollern at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hechingen family vacation planner.
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  • A must for anyone who has interest in castles of and castles. Is already rising to the Erledniss, the Castle courtyard with cannon and the great tours that start and end in the Casemates in the Prince's Hall are well worth the money. Cozy together noch.im beer garden to sit and enjoy the wide view in the Swabia country - an experience of a special kind. That must erleden you once
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  • It was Ok Visit to break Sunday monotny on Wintery Rainy morning in Stuttgart. Decided to go to this place with my colleague here. Was easy to make out directions from Google: (Stuttgart to Castle of ...  more »
  • The castle is located near Stuttgart, you can go on the road. Open until 6:00 p.m., we arrived too late and didn't have time to get on a tour of the castle itself. Looks very beautiful. A shuttle bus runs from the parking lot to the Castle every 10-15 minutes for two round-trip trip costs 6 euros. There is also a hiking trail from the parking lot to the top, feels like a short lift.
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  • Beautiful castle with breathtaking panoramic views of autumn foliage and surrounding towns. The interior is also beautifully decorated and full of Prussian heritage. If only the weather was good enough, the castle grounds would have been a great place to catch the sunset.
  • A wonderful experience for the student of history that loves beautiful natural views. This castle is perched high up on a tall hill with commanding views of the surrounding towns and forests. The tour is moderately informative, but is also the only way to see the interior rooms on most days.
  • Very nice views of the region. Come early before the crowds and enjoy an empty castle. Very interesting construction and history.
  • Nice castle, very friendly tour guides, especially for kids. Great view on the surrounding from vistas. Children can explore quite a bit. One drawback: it's definitely laid out for huge amounts of visitors, so it's not as cozy and crooked as you'd expect a castle to be.
  • Pure paradise and great gift shop with reasonable prices! I went for an u guided tour whee you can linger... loved it and wish I could live there.