Your way to the Castle

Arrival by car

On highway A 81 (Stuttgart–Singen), exit Empfingen, on B463 in direction Balingen, then on B 27 in direction Hechingen (in Hechingen, Burg Hohenzollern signposts give you the direction).

Via federal highway B 27 (Stuttgart–Tübingen-Hechingen-Balingen), exit Burg Hohenzollern.

From exit B 27 the road leads through the forest directly up to the parking lot of the castle. A sufficient number of parking places is available for cars and buses.

From the parking lot the increasingly steep getting walking path (approx. 25 minutes) leads to the castle entrance, the Eagle’s Gate.

The castle can be reached more comfortably by taking the shuttle bus (station is next to the parking lot shop).

Please refer to the Route planner for your arrival by car.

Via GPS:
N  48.32570 | E  8.96390
N  48°19’32‘‘ | E  8°57‘50‘‘

 

Anfahrtsskizze

 

By bus & train to the castle

By train you can easily get to Hechingen station and from there by bus to the Hohenzollern Castle - for example via the following connections:

From Stuttgart main station (Hbf) to Hechingen station by train (IRE)
Stuttgart main station: leaving at 10:15 hrs – arrival Hechingen station at 11:19hrs (daily)
Stuttgart main station: leaving at 12:15 hrs – arrival Hechingen station at 13:19hrs (daily)
More train connections are to be announced on www.bahn.de (please choose "Stuttgart Hbf" as start point and "Bahnhof/ZOB, Hechingen" as destination).

Hechingen station is a small train station. From the platform to the bus station it is only a few meters.

From Hechingen station by bus to the parking lot Hohenzollern Castle:

Season Days departure arrival
29 April - 15 October Saturday/Sunday/bank holiday 09:25 09:40
All-season Daily 11:25 11:40
29 April - 15 October Sunday/bank holiday 12:33 12:48
01 April - 31 October Daily 13:25 13:40
29 April - 15 October Saturday/Sunday/bank holiday 14:30 14:45
29 April - 15 October Saturday/Sunday/bank holiday 16:30 16:45

From the parking lot Hohenzollern Castle by bus to Hechingen station:

Season Days departure arrival
29 April - 15 October Saturday/Sunday/bank holiday 10:59 11:13
29 April - 15 October Saturday/Sunday/bank holiday 12:59 13:13
29 April - 15 October Saturday/Sunday/bank holiday 14:16 14:30
All-season Monday to Friday 16:05 16:24
All-season Saturday/Sunday/bank holiday 16:16 16:30
29 April - 15 October Saturday/Sunday 17:15 17:30
01 April - 31 Oktober Saturday/Sunday/bank holiday 17:35 17:48
01 April - 31 Oktober Daily 18:35 18:48

For the return rides from Hechingen station to Stuttgart main sation you have a couple of possibilities which are to be announced on www.bahn.de (please choose "Bahnhof/ZOB, Hechingen" as start point and "Stuttgart Hbf" as destination).

ADVICE
The following train tickets enable up to 5 persons to travel for small money, including the bus transfer from Hechingen station to the Hohenzollern Castle parking lot:
- MetropolTicket Stuttgart
- Baden-Württemberg-Ticket
Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket

 

Contact

D-72379 Burg Hohenzollern
Visitors phone +49 (0)7471 2428
Fax +49 (0)7471 6812

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