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Castle of Hohenzollern

Address: 72379 Hechingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 07471/2428
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Hechingen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: The Swabian castle of Hohenzollern is the ancestral seat of German princely family in the Black...
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: The Swabian castle of Hohenzollern is the ancestral seat of German princely family in the Black Forest.

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Harrisburg, PA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
40 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Went during Christmas market. Lots of shuttle bus from parking lot. Well worth the €10. They had a few rooms open, lots of artifacts to see from the 1700's. about 20 vendors were there, a few selling food and drinks. Would recommend to others.

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Middle East
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88 reviews 88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The castle is ok but a bit uninteresting. It is a modern rebuild by nostalgic family members of a destroyed older castle and was never lived in for any extended period of time. The tour of the inside only covers about 25% of the castle and there weren't any really interesting rooms. You see one small bedroom, one sitting room,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We didn't actually went into the castle (because we didn't have time), but we walked from our hotel to Zellerhorn. The route was steep and sometimes slippery, but well worth it. The view from up there is simply amazing. However, please note that we actually took 4 hours from our hotel to get back to our hotel back (including like... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited this castle during our summer vacation in Germany. We drove approx. for 1 hour from Stuttgart to the castle. It's such a pretty castle on the hill. You have to drove your way up to the parking lot where you can then hike up the hill or take a shuttle bus up the hill. We really enjoyed this... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited this castle a while back (Spring of 94... tripadvisor would not let me select that date, so it has it wrong). It was a trick to get to (I had to walk from the town of Hechengen). I did not mind the walk, but as other suggest it is not easily accessible by public transortation. My tour included... More 

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21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We loved this castle we just wish we were able to take better pictures of it. In my opinion it is more scenic than the Neuschwanstein castle. It's just high on a hill so it's hard to photograph

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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This castle is really difficult to get to by public transport on a weekday. There is only 1 English tour at 2pm and there are only 2 buses which take you from Hechigan station the castle car park. If you take the afternoon shuttle you will not make it in time for the 2pm tour as the bus gets you... More 

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Nadur, Malta
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This castle should easily impress history enthusiasts. I myself am not this kind of person, but I've found many other interesting features such as the architecture as well as the surrounding forest (perfect for a walk). Inside the castle itself, it is well catered for tourists - something which I personally didn't enjoy. Also, access to the main tower is... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We have a castle view from our room in Hechingen and the castle is stunning from all around. Because we had a baby with us, we opted for the shuttle bus from the parking lot for an extra fee. WCs at the parking lot cost a fee. WCs just inside the castle courtyard are free. Crossing the authentic drawbridge and... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went with my partner. It's so beautiful from far and up close. Its quite a challanged climbing up & down the stairs without proper flat shoes for me but we had wonderful time together. We also had our lunch there & enjoyed our beautiful moments around the castle.

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