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    A Nice Gift

    by hunterV Updated May 26, 2011

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    My book about Zollernalb County
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    Favorite thing: I still keep the book about Zollenalb County in my classroom.
    It was a splendid gift from Germany!
    After all my friends had seen it, I decided to take it to my school.
    There are good pictures of the castle.
    The book is in three languages: German, English and French.

    Der Zollernalbkreis.
    Bilder einer Landschaft.
    Druck+Verlagshaus Hermann Daniel,
    Balingen
    1990
    ISBN 3-927936-00-6

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    A Majestic Castle

    by hunterV Updated May 26, 2011

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    Prussian history alive

    Favorite thing: I found some very interesting articles on the Internet about this castle.
    Hohenzollern Castle

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    Great panorama

    by timada Updated Sep 19, 2008

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    Favorite thing: This fairytale castle is one of the most beautiful and most visited castles in Europe, located on top of a hill, giving spectacular views out across the Swabian Alb.
    Don ' t forget :
    the castle is open throughout the year and can be visited daily with a guided tour.
    It is closed on December 24th 2008 only.

    Opening Hours:

    March 16th - October 31th:
    9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

    November 01th - March 15th:
    10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

    Fondest memory: The panorama is splendid !

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    History of the Castle

    by Ujamaflip Written Nov 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The castle was first constructed in the 11th Century, and was considered the most fortified house in Germany. In 1423 the castle was destroyed following a 10month siege by a league of imperial Swabian cities led by Countess Henriette von Wuerttemberg. The restoration of the castle was forbidden by Emperor Sigismind, but was revoked in 1454 by Emperor Friedrich III, as the foundation for the second castle is laid upon the originl by Count Jos Niklas.

    Bastions where positioned at the corners of the castle between 1618 and 1623, making the castle virtually impenetrable. This was tested during 9 months in 1634 when Wuerttemberg and Swedish troops lay siege to the casle with the defenders holed up inside.

    Between 1667 and 1771 the castle is rented by Austrian troops, and modernised with new fortifications, but between the 18th and 19th century the condition of the castle deteriorates through lack of maintenance.

    Between 1822 and 1827 the castle is remodelled into a romantic ruin, but in 1846 a contract is agreed for the reconstruction of the castle, with the Prussian line carrying the larger part of the bill.

    The third and final castle was inaugurated in 1867 by Kaiser Wilhelm I of Prussia.

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