Castle of Hohenzollern, Hechingen

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. Plan to visit Castle of Hohenzollern during your Hechingen vacation using our convenient Hechingen online journey planner .
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  • The day we picked to visit the castle there was a nice little snow storm. Almost got stuck driving up to the parking lot. Unfortunately because of the snow and fog could not really see the castle unti...  more »
  • Imposing towers the castle above the Zollernalb, at us it was foggy this time, but I was able to enjoy even the foresight. Inside, it is also very nice and the chapel of the Prussian Kings, also when Frederick II again came to Potsdam :-)
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  • One of the most beautiful castles we had the privilege of visiting. Private property is open and is very well preserved. It's worth the steep climb we did walk, for the tour and the souvenir shop which is of very good taste! We can only congratulate me on good taste and thank the fact that open doors to visit a monument so symbolic!
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  • One of the most beautiful castles in the world, however the most beautiful I've ever seen. It's possible to get half way up with car and leave it in the parking place and then on foot or all the way up on foot or by bus. It's good for people who like walking but be aware that the road is not the easiest but when you get up at the castle, you cannot tell that feeling. The inner side of the castle is also beautiful with plenty of history between it's walls and on the walls also. Visiting Germany? It's a must see!
  • The castle has a great heritage and the way up is cold and windy (@ least in December). So if you like trekking and love history, please go. But if you want it easy they have a bus service too. Guided tour is v informative and view from high above is breathtaking.
  • The parking lot is on your way up the mountain, on the right there will be signs. Absolutely breathe taking experience. You can walk the trails (about 20-30ish minutes) or ride a bus from the parking lot. There are bathrooms and food in the castle. There's a gift shop as well. Couldn't get a translation to English for a tour guide though like some of the other castles here, only downfall.
  • We had a perfect trip to this castle! Got to the castle and ordered tickets for the English tour right as the bus was about to head up there. We didn't have to wait at all, except outside for the tour to start. It was a wonderful experience. You're required to put on slippers over your shoes, that they provide. You're not allowed to take photos inside the castle, though. The outside of the castle is just as beautiful as the inside. As we left the castle, the bus was just pulling up and we didn't have to wait again. It was truly a perfect experience.
  • Nice place if you love to visit these amazing castles. Such a great view you can see over the towers, and such and amazing staff. It's incredible how much history a place can conserve. I hope that you enjoy as much as I did :)

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