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Sigmaringen Castle, Sigmaringen

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Sigmaringen Castle was the princely castle and seat of government for the Princes of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. Situated in the Swabian Alb region of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, this castle dominates the skyline of the town of Sigmaringen. The castle was rebuilt following a fire in 1893, and only the towers of the earlier medieval fortress remain. Schloss Sigmaringen was a family estate of the Swabian Hohenzollern family, a cadet branch of the Hohenzollern family, from which the German Emperors and kings of Prussia came. During the closing months of World War II, Schloss Sigmaringen was briefly the seat of the Vichy French Government after France was liberated by the Allies. The castle and museums may be visited throughout the year, but only on guided tours.LocationSigmaringen is located on the southern edge of the Swabian Alb, a plateau region in southern Baden-Württemberg. The Hohenzollern castle was built below the narrow Danube river valley in the modern Upper Danube Nature Park (German: Naturpark Obere Donau). The castle rises above the Danube on a towering chalk projection that is a spur of the white Jura Mountains formation. The hill is known simply as the Schlossberg or Castle Rock. The Schlossberg is about 200m long and up to 35m above the river. On this free-standing towering rock, the princely Hohenzollern castle is the largest of the Danube valley castles. The sheer cliffs and steep sides of the tower made it a natural site for a well protected medieval castle.
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  • Lock Sigmaringen was built on an elongated limestone cliff from the Jura. The rock is 20 metres long and sticks out approximately 35 metres above the Danube. The Hohenzollernschloss is the largest slot that is located along the Danube. I love castles, but this is really one of the most beautiful castles I've seen!
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  • The neat Hohenzollern Castle about his city Sigmaringen perched in all its glory. From above it looks down as it was trying to protect its long-familiar town and region. His guest invite and so behind magnificent walls show art treasures spanning nine centuries. The daily castle tours the varied history of the House is associated with voltage closer its visitors. This castle with his possessions still today the castle of the Princes of Hohenzollern and we is successfully continue so in the heritage order. "A fairy tale Castle" is the beautiful castle of Hohenzollern, rich in magnificent rooms with valuable facilities and objects, so even very sublime on interesting stories of ancestors. Visit during a 1-hour guided tour is worth the price of €9.50 his money. Always worth a visit! "My tip" vacationing on Lake Constance and need a guest card for discounts? Buy the CONSTANCE may already in the Internet or in a tourist information EXPERIENCE CARD, then the entry for this castle and approx. 160 attractions is already paid and thus free of CHARGE!
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  • the history of this place is just amazing, the tour guide very professional and knowledgeable. Very nice rooms, well prepared. 
  • Beautiful castle and nice tour. As above, no photos allowed (they allow photos in the courtyard and outside areas). The guides mainly speak German but will do their best to translate (my friends w/ me helped out). They also provide an English translation in a small booklet. Very nice tour and my guide was happy to answer questions.
  • Beautiful place but the tour guides are abrupt and borderline rude. No camera's allowed and the guide is only speaking in German. Be sure to read the brochure completely before the guided tour of you will not catch many things as they move you through faster than you can read. We actually went across the river to the park and bike path to take our best pictures of the outside of the castle.
  • Very pretty on the outside, the guided tour is interesting, though no photos are allowed inside.
  • The castle is worth a visit with richly sumptuous facilities and gives an insight into the life and the networking of European noble families. Unfortunately, it is completely forbidden to photograph since new. It was formerly in the collection of weapons prohibited. This has annoyed me even, "Finally, it is privately owned and the Prince can do, and what he wants", was the answer.
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  • The Castle has the ability to take you to the 18th century and show you their memories, their family line, their customs and many more things that give you the feeling that you also you were at that time... your gold items and his beautiful paintings are stunning...
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