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About
The Swabian castle of Hohenzollern is the ancestral seat of German princely family in the Black Forest.
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72379 Hechingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Website
+49 7471 2428
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are fantastic views of the castle on top of the hill as you drive towards it and places to stop and take photos. When you have parked, it's a steep climb up the hill to the castle or you can take a bus for...More

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the best maintained and luxuriously decorated castle we have ever visited. The crystal chandeliers, the sumptuous drapery, the old masters paintings, the encased silver services, the jewel-encrusted gold crown, and the lovely chapel all displayed a truly regal life. It’s impressive that descendants...More

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved Burg Hohenzollern! The tour was great but getting there wasn't so easy. My daughter and I didn't want to rent a car so we brought the train from Munich to Hechingen. We assumed that there would be a tour bus or something but...More

Thank michlars
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle isn't easy to get to from Stuttgart. There are direct trains to Hechingen but you will probably have to connect through Tubingen. From Hechingen, you can wait for the bus to take you to the parking lot at the castle, or you can...More

1  Thank NOLA70115
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on our last day in Germany (schedule-wise it was the only day we could’ve gone) and unfortunately we encountered tons of rain. Sadly I can’t say we weren’t pretty miserable and wet. The train to Hechingen was running a little late so I...More

Thank nbaby1215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle has dominating views, first it sits atop a large hill or small mountain, so you can see it far off in the distance, as you get closer you can really see how an impressive structure it is. As you look up the castle...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is gorgeous, Grand torrents, lavish gardens, and standing impressively atop a green hill. It’s such a shame it’s been turned into a money-grabbing attraction: pay for parking, then the shuttle bus, then overpriced tickets to get inside, then we were told that we...More

Thank Ellkaat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drive up to second parking lot. Arrive before 11 am in summer or risk it being full. Check website as there is an additional English tour on weekends and even lady at ticket office first insisted it wasn’t! Can take shuttle up from there but...More

1  Thank familytravelermostly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go here by some locals and we understood why. The castle itself sits on top of a mountain in the Swabian alps in the middle of a valley. It’s a very picturesque view driving up to the castle and on top....More

Thank Shaun W
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We visited on a hot summers day. As we are South Africans and our exchange rate is insane we opted to walk up to the castle. Its a long way, steep and many many stairs, up but possible with decent walking shoes and water/refreshments to...More

1  Thank Debbie H
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nbaby1215
14 June 2018|
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Response from alexingohr | Reviewed this property |
Like my colleague above says, no taxis there but you can call one to pick you up.
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DenizMi
14 March 2017|
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Response from Pandiabala | Reviewed this property |
Not allowed inside the castle. Outside the castle it's allowed
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allenwalker218
6 September 2016|
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Response from Falk F | Reviewed this property |
PS: Correction, it would be about 15 to 30 EUR by taxi. please google for the hvb hechingen hohenzollern castle bus transfer. There is an English version. For general public bus transfer, please click on the link they offer... More
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