Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle

Hohen­zollern Cas­tle tow­ers over the land­scape from the top of Mount Hohen­zollern. This fairy­tale cas­tle is one of the most vis­it­ed cas­tles in Europe. Locat­ed just 65 km (40 miles) away from Stuttgart, it’s well worth a trip.

The site has been host to a series of res­i­dences as the ances­tral home of an incred­i­bly influ­en­tial dynasty: the impe­r­i­al House of Hohen­zollern were Bran­den­burg-Pruss­ian rulers, Pruss­ian kings and Ger­man emper­ors. The first stone was laid over 1,000 years ago, but the cas­tle was in ruins when Crown Prince Friedrich Wil­helm of Prus­sia vis­it­ed the hill in 1819. Vis­i­tors today see the “new” build­ing he recon­struct­ed in the 19th century.

Hohen­zollern Cas­tle is one of three cas­tles locat­ed on three near­by peaks. Be sure to vis­it the sec­ond moun­tain to get an amaz­ing view of Hohenzollern!

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