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Castle of Hohenzollern

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Address: 72379 Hechingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 7471 2428
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

The Swabian castle of Hohenzollern is the ancestral seat of German princely...

The Swabian castle of Hohenzollern is the ancestral seat of German princely family in the Black Forest.

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Wonderful castle, avoid the restaurant

The trek to this castle was a bit testing, but the place is wonderful and makes the trek worth it. I parked the car even before the designated parking spot and trekked through the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trek to this castle was a bit testing, but the place is wonderful and makes the trek worth it. I parked the car even before the designated parking spot and trekked through the forest, which was nice. I visited the place on a weekend and it was crowded. Don't remember how much I paid but there were tour guides... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hohenzollern is beautiful! We hitched a ride from the local town and walked from the car park to the castle itself, it costs around €10 to enter and another €10 for a tour of the inside, I would recommend good weather otherwise you'll be disappointed... we walked down from the castle back to station which took about 1 1/2 hours... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place and def worth a visit - the tour was good and the guide interesting. Skip the restaurant where they give you bad overpriced food and charge for the butter.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is very nice but is not worth to pay 12€ for the guided tour, which just show you 4 rooms of the whole castle. Nobody ask for ticket to see the outside part of the castle or the chapels, but to pay 3 € per room is a bit overpriced. Therefore it is a private owned castle, it... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to Hohenzollern Castle from Stuttgart which itself was an adventure. We took the train from Stuttgart to Hohenzollern village and then a bus from the station to the castle car park and then finally the shuttle bus up to the castle on top of the mountain. You can see the castle from the village below and it does... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for the Christmas market. A handful of stalls. 10 Euro each for two people. About 1 Euro per stall or a bit more. Small and no tours during market. I advise going when market is not on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the Hohenzollern on Jan. 4th 2017 and had the whole place to ourselves! We enjoyed independently exploring the secret tunnel under the castle as well as two chapels with beautiful stained glass! We also went on the guided tour. As there were so few people (and there are six in my family), our guide was gracious and... More 

Thank Annie R
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing Castle, The children thought Dracula lived there. You park half way up the hill and can either walk up or get a bus. You can walk the circumference of the castle and get some amazing views. There are regular tours in various languages. At the top there is a walled garden and beer and snacks. Well worth a visit.

Thank Clare W
Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

It was Ok Visit to break Sunday monotny on Wintery Rainy morning in Stuttgart. Decided to go to this place with my colleague here. Was easy to make out directions from Google: (Stuttgart to Castle of Hohenzollern) We had taken a guided tour. The guided tour is offered in Deutsch as well as English but the English (in our case... More 

Thank Partha_Pratim_Mitra
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Getting to the castle was truly an adventure. Hopped from train to train until we reached the bottom of the mountain and the castle was in site. Opted to take a bus to the top and following the tour took a walk down...one of the most intriguing adventures while in Germany...Snow filled the top of the mountain and settled between... More 

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