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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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  • This castle is noble and aloof. In "dream track" of the emperors of Germany and something like this makes me think on the Great Plains has reigned openly.
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  • Hohenzollern Castle is a large well preserved Castle. Access is very easy to reach by car to the parking lot. There is a small bus high right up to the Castle, or walking to the top. Good condition but is recommended. A castle tour is important, if you are interested in history. The first tour is 11:00. An early agreement will save you much waiting at the entrance to the Castle. Negative, we noticed, that up to 60 men per leadership were left. Some rooms are small, so that we then once again were divided within the leadership into three smaller groups. As a result, some information was lost. Nevertheless, we can recommend the Castle!
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  • Sick people, the elderly and the Fußfaule: Please take the bus! Beautiful castle with super views. A guide is always worthwhile.
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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.