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Hornberg Castle, Hornberg

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Hornberg Castle is a partially ruined castle located on a steep outcrop above the Neckar valley above the village Neckarzimmern, between Bad Wimpfen and Mosbach. It is the largest and oldest of the castles in the valley.HistoryThe original castle was built in the 11th century. It is notable as the stronghold of Götz von Berlichingen, who bought it in 1517 and died there in 1562. The castle was bought by Reinhard of Gemmingen in 1612 and remains in possession of the Gemmingen-Hornberg family today. It was uninhabited from 1738 and left to decay until 1825, when it was partially restored. It has housed a museum since 1968.It also housed students from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources for an annual summer exchange program.
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  • We have visited the castle of the "Götz von Berlichingen" on the weekend and found it quite impressive. However, the entrance to the castle is here charged! EUR 4 adults and 3 EUR children! (relatively expensive) Nevertheless it is a beautiful castle with a high observation tower, a small chapel and a Dungeon Chamber in which a skeleton (the spirit of the Castle) can be admired :) Our daughter was great! Therefore, it was worth a trip!
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  • While visiting Germany we decided to splurge and spend a night in a castle. We didn't know it would be such a dark, weird place. The room was adequate although way overpriced, and both my boyfriend an...  more »
  • An (expensive) restaurant and the sales room of the Winery is located in the lower area, which is better preserved. Here to get the entry chips for the hub of the castle ruins. The ruin is worth a visit and gives a good impression as the Castle has previously looked. However I have not anywhere dared, as some hardwood floors not very trustworthy worked on me.
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  • Rather expensive compared to style and quality
  • Fantastic day drip from Heidelberg. Very high level restaurant
  • Amazing castle with great food. Available to rent for weddings
  • Excellent view.
  • Wonderful Castle especially since the extensive renovation and rehabilitation work of the last time. Cheap tickets and access at any time, if you advance has acquired entry coins in wine sales (opening hours note 16:00 from April-18:: 00 to March open) nice little Museum with exhibits to Götz von Berlichingen, a small collection of weapons with flintlock, wheel lock and Perkusionspistolen.
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