The ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern dynasty rises majestically from atop a mountain overlooking the Swabian Alb. Its history dates back to the 11th century, while today’s castle was mostly reconstructed between 1850 and 1867 in a neo-gothic style following the romantic ideal of the time. The main castle complex with its many towers and turrets is surrounded by ramps and bastions considered to be a masterpiece of fortified architecture. Its splendid halls and rooms are furnished with important works of art pertaining to the history of the Kings of Prussia and German Emperors. The late medieval St. Michael’s Chapel boasts late Romanesque sandstone reliefs and stained glass windows from the 13th century. In 2004, casemates – bomb-proof vaulted cellars once used for military purposes – were opened to the public. The picturesque site and the precious art collections, accompanied by a variety of cultural events make a visit worthwhile throughout the year.
Castle grounds including casemates €7.00/5.00
Castle grounds and guided tour through the interiors
Adults €12.00, groups of 20 persons and more, handicapped, pensioners, students (on presentation of a document) €10.00
Children and students from 6 to 17 years €6.00
Tours in English and other languages by appointment
Daily – including Mondays – year-round
March 16 to October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
November 1 to March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
On December 24