Hohenzollern Castle | Crown of Swabian Castles

 

The Swabian Alb castle of Hohenzollern is the ancestral seat of a German family dynasty.  This castle made of Jurassic limestone and yellow sandstone is located about 30 minutes south of Stuttgart in the Swabian countryside and is open year round.   The first Hohenzollern fortress was built in the 11th century but today’s castle is the third built upon the hill.

Hohenzollern gateway
Eagle Gateway
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Prussian eagle

Hohenzollern door

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Panoramic views
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Ivy covered window
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Protestant chapel stained glass

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St. Michael’s chapel
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Saint George and the dragon

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Nuremberg cannon

 

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Yellowish sandstone
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Tunnel

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.5 kilometer climbing path

This medieval castle is one of my favorite day trips and the majestic panoramic views are a breathtakingly beautiful view of the Swabian countryside not to be missed.

Burg Hohenzollern

Hohenzollern Family history

Directions to Hohenzollern

Hofgut-Domaene family restaurant

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