A decent Castle conquest
should be well prepared...
For individually travelling visitors we offer guided tours through the interior rooms in German language, which start regularly every day and last about 45 minutes. Information about guided tours in foreign languages you find here. The Castle complex, both Castle chapels and the Casemates (cellars) can be seen without a guide. The interior rooms can only be accessed with a tour guide.
It is not allowed to take pictures (also without flash) as well as filming in the show rooms.
Drones or model aircrafts – UAS
The operation of UAS (Unmanned Aerial System = drones or model aircrafts) on the castle ground and UAV fly overs are not allowed. UAV flights around Hohenzollern Castle for taking private or commercial/industrial photographs or films is only allowed with written permission of the castle administration (Hohenzollern Castle = private property).
Wheelchair user can, of course, take their wheelchairs to the interior rooms. To get inside there is a staircase with 25 steps (up and down) to surmount. Unfortunately, we cannot provide qualified staff to give assistance. Please decide by yourself on the practicability and if surmount is possible, please arrange the step-up and step-down with the help of own assistants. We willingly grant free entrance to two escorts per wheelchair-using guest.
The last room of every guided tour is the Treasury which is accessible from the courtyard at ground level. Therefore, accessibility with a wheelchair causes no problem. For further information please contact phone +49(0)7471-2428.
Guests who need a walking aid/crutch/walking stick can use it in the interior rooms as long as it is rubberized and does not damage the floor or furniture. Long, sharp or pointed objects like hiking sticks or umbrellas are not allowed in the interior rooms, but can be placed at the information office for the duration of the guided tour.
Strollers are not allowed in the interior rooms. They can be placed at the information office for the duration of the guided tour.
Dogs are allowed on leash on the castle ground, but not in the interior rooms. Dogs can be taken into the shuttle bus and into the Castle Restaurant as long as they do not disturb the safety and well-being of other guests.
Guide Tours in winter
Even in the cold months we offer guided tours every day - except December 24.
But notice: the Castle rooms are not heated – please wear appropriate clothes!
Parking lot & Caravans
There are 2 parking lots for cars and 1 parking lot for coaches below the Castle on the middle of the Castle mountain.
- The upper parking lot is the main parking lot.
- The lower parking lot is open if needed.
- The parking lot for coaches is right beside the upper parking lot.
For caravans there are 3 places marked on the upper parking lot. Caravans are allowed to stay overnight. But notice: there is no caravan sanitation or electricity.
The parking fees you find in the category Admission fees.
By Bus & Train to the Castle
For further information please refer to Your way to the Castle
For further information please refer to Shuttle Bus
Debit cards, all major credit cards and cash are accepted. Upon request we also issue an invoice.
You will find spacious lavatories on the upper parking lot and in the Castle - of course handicap-accessible.