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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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  • I took the train to Hechingen and then the scheduled bus from the station to the car park on the mountain. I was really interested to walk to the castle from the train station but now that I took the ...  more »
  • We toured on a day that they don't have guided tours and I would suggest this because all the rooms are open to the public. The castle is still used but they allow visitors to see many rooms. The paid...  more »
  • Truly beautiful, and worth the trip up. Trolley/busses are available both up and down the mountain, for a fee. The views from the castle are stunning. We did not go on a guided tour.  more »
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  • Great castle to visit, especially because the rooms are still decorated and with the original furnishing of the time, so it a real jump back in time. it is good to spend a couple of hours to walk around, and also outside the castle there are many trails inside the forest. The view from the top is simply amazing
  • Beautiful! Unlike some of the castles in Europe, this one appears to be somewhat of a hidden gem, at least for tourists. Our German family took us here, and there was a kids birthday going on with live music and a clown, which was fun. It's well taken care of, has a well-stocked beer garden (with great schnitzel!), and was a great way to spend an afternoon.
  • Only a 1 hour drive from Stuttgart. Easy access to parking only cost 2 euros. Took the 5 min shuttle bus you can also walk. cost 3.50 euros 2 ways. we arrived at Castle at 11am was very quiet. be warned after midday the tourist buses arrive and can me lengthy queues. Overall very good value for money entrance which included tour in English 12 euros. Amazing views.
  • the building is stunning! the outside cafe is great. but we were very upset with the price! the castle visit is 7€ each. (that's ok) but also 2€ to park! and another 3,50€ for the shuttle bus! 12,50€ each quite different to 7€
  • By far one of the best castles we visited in Europe. It wasn't as crowded with tourist as some of the more well known castles.