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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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  • Nice tour and a beautiful castle, we had foggy weather so we could not see far, but I am sure with great weather you could see for miles. Worth the trip. 
  • The majestic castle, on whose territory a very interesting walk with beautiful views of the castle walls black forest ...
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  • This castle is undeniably gorgeous with its reinforced walls and stately positioning atop the mountain. It is a long steep walkway and then staircase and then ramp up and up and up to the castle. We p...  more »
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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.