The Hohenzollern castle is considered as one of the most beautiful castles in Germany, which is a mighty impressive feat considering that there are more than 200 castles in the country, and that almost all of them are considered as tourist attractions. What makes the Burg Hohenzollern stand out among other German burgs?
It’s Privately Owned and By the Descendants of the Original Owners
The Hohenzollern castle was originally owned by the Hohenzollern lineage, which ruled over Prussia from the Middle Ages until the end of World War I. The castle has always been privately owned, and up to this day is still owned by descendants of the Hohenzollerns.
The Castle Is Well Maintained and Looks Straight Out of Fantasy
If you are a big fan of medieval fantasy stories, this castle is perfect because the architecture will remind you of the stories you cherish. The place is also prone to foggy weather, which further adds to the atmosphere especially against the backdrop of a hilltop.
There are tours of Hohenzollern castle available every weekdays from March 16 to October 31. These are very educational, yet still exciting tours with a guide that will answer all your questions about the castle and its lengthy history. The tour will also include a tour of the treasury, where you get to see the royal crown of Prussia and many other treasures of the Hohenzollern dynasty, including presents from other royal families.
Take a Hike!
If there’s one thing you have to watch out for, it’s the fact that there is a steep hike from the parking lot to the main castle, so make sure you’re physically fit. Or at least, make sure you have a little extra on your budget so that you can take a shuttle bus, which is either one way or round trip for a small fee.