Burg Hohenzollern Travel Guide
st. Michael's Chapel
Christ Chapel ceiling
Beatiful Castle in Beathtaking Scenery
In a nutshell
One of the Best Castle's in Germany!
STATUE'S & VIEWPOINT'S - 11
After enjoying a rest, we made our way down to the lower courtyard. This is situated between the inner and outer Battlement Wall'sA MUST DO, is the long walk around the Castle, as here, located against the Castle wall's, are the Statue's of King's, Noblemen and family...
THE CANON -10
Located in the main courtyard of Hohenzollern Castle, is quite a large medevial Canon sitting on a gun carriage. Have at look at it, because you will see the Prussian Coat of Arms embedded in the Canon.
TIME FOR A BREAK - 9
The day had been quite hot with the Sun blazing overhead. We had been constantly walking, so we decided it was time for a break.First the Toilet's, and two blocks are located on the upper courtyard, where the main Castle area is.Next, we decided on an Ice-cream and drink, as...
BIRD'S OF PREY - 8
As with most Castle's, there is always a Bird's of Prey Show. We weren't interested as we have seen so many of them.Inbetween show's here at Hohenzollern Castle, the Bird's are show. They are chained to rings, and seemed to be quite happy sitting there, with people admiring...
THE HOHENZOLLERN BAND - 6
If you happen to be at Hohenzollern Castle on an OPEN DAY like we were, then you will see the Castle Band.We thoroughly enjoyed it!The Band made their way up the Castle Tower that overlooked the main courtyard. Then, the Trumpeter's, who we could see from the bottom, started...
CHRIST CHAPEL - 4
Seeing Christ Chapel was next, and as it was open, we proceeded inside for a look. There are two Churches at the Castle, a Catholic and Protestant, and Christ Chapel is the latter. Friedrich Wilhellm IV wanted this Church built, so he paid for it and had it built in...
Have you ever planned your driving holiday, and then found a place you really wanted to see but weren't going near it?Well, this is what happened when I saw a photo of this huge Burg. I read about it, and I wanted to see it. Only one thing to do, and that was to change our...
ST. MICHAEL'S CHAPEL -7
St. Michael's Chapel is the Catholic Church at the Castle.The Chapel of St. Michael is the oldest part of the castle complex. It has beautiful 13th century stained glass windows and an impressive dragon-slaying statue. Relief's in the Church are sandstone, late Romanesque,...
INSIDE HOHENZOLLERN CASTLE - 5
Being here at the Castle on an Open Day, did have some advantages. We were able to wander through the room's, on our own, with-out a guide. There was always somebody on hand to answer question's. I like it this way, as I can move on if bored, or stay longer if there is...
THE GATE TOWER & MAIL BOX - 3
The next gate we came to was the tall Gate Tower & Mail Box. This is an impressive Gate Tower!After we pass through here, we see the Carriage Courtyard, where the Horse and Carriage's arrived and departed from. This Gate is actually located along an inner Wall, that...
BURG HOHENZOLLERN ENTRANCE -1
The Shuttle Bus dropped us off nearly at the Eagle's Gate, which is the main entrance to the Castle.What a surprise I had when going to pay, as I was told it was an "open day," and entry was free.In we walked through the massive Eagle Gate, and along the cobblestoned...
Burgschenke: Swabian eating
Very good swabian food in the castle Hohenzollern.
Favorite Dish: Kaesspaetzle are alwyas different and I say I can recognise a good restaurant by the Kaesspaetzle. And in the Burgschenke they makes good Kaesspatzle. The other food is also good. If I have time and money, I would be every day there and test all dishes. :-)
Updated Jun 21, 2006
Address: Burg Hohenzollern 72379 Hechingen
Phone: 07471-23 45
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Castle shuttle bus
If you don't want to walk up from the car park to the castle, you can take the bus shuttle. They usually wait at the car park, and to go down there's a bell at the bus station next to the entry. We never had to wait long.The bus goes daily from mid of March to end of...
Arrival by car
On A 81 (Stuttgart–Singen), exit Empfingen, on B463 in direction Balingen, then on B 27 in direction Hechingen (in Hechingen, Burg Hohenzollern signposts give you the direction) or via B 27 (Stuttgart–Tübingen-Hechingen-Balingen), exit Burg Hohenzollern. The road leads...
Dogs are allowed (except show rooms)
Kuznetsov_Sergey 4507 reviews
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the Castle complex, however not accepted in the show rooms. Dogs can be taken along in the shuttle bus and into the Castle pub, provided safety and comfort of other guests is guaranteed.
You will even see the Hundebistro (Dogbistro)!
Unfortunately we learnt about it only when we climbed to the top and reached the entrance into the Castle. If we knew before we took our German shepherds with us otherwise they were waiting for us into our car on the parking…
Updated Jul 10, 2011
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Taking pictures and filming is forbidden
Kuznetsov_Sergey 4507 reviews
We always consider forbidding photography and video as a great tourist trap for us wherever and whenever we met such circumstances…
Unfortunately it is not allowed to take pictures (also without flash) as well as filming in the show rooms of the Castle. It’s a pity…
That’s why you can see here only pictures and video from outside the Castle and inside the Chapel.
You can watch my 6 min 26 sec Video Hohenzollern Burg and Castle out of my Youtube channel.
Written Jul 10, 2011
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Romanian kings : short history lesson
From 1859 to 1877, Romania evolved from a personal union of two vassal principalities (Moldavia and Wallachia) under a single prince to a full-fledged independent kingdom with a Hohenzollern monarchy. In 1918, at the end of World War I, Transylvania, Eastern Moldavia...
All around you can see the marvelous stained glasses of different shapes and sizes ! The light help them to maximize their beauty . I wanted to find detailed informations about them but I think you could saw it only in a special art or historical album !
A Nice Gift
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...
A Majestic Castle
I found some very interesting articles on the Internet about this castle.Hohenzollern CastleFor History LoversWonderful PhotosGianpaolo's Photo Gallery
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