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‘‘




By bus & train to the castle

By train you can easily get to Hechingen station and from there by bus to the Hohenzollern Castle.

The train connections you can find here: 

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 (daily in the region Neckar-Alb-Donau-Stuttgart)
Baden-Württemberg-Ticket (daily in Baden-Württemberg)
Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket (daily in Germany)

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

With the bus to the castle

Between Hechingen station and parking lot Hohenzollern Castle there are some bus connections, which are managed by the bus company HVB Wiest & Schürmann.

Here you find the current bus connections: HVB Fahrzeiten Burg Hohenzollern

In summer season there is also the so called Nauf-Nab-Trauf-Bus on duty, which drives the route between Hechingen station and the hiking pardise of Albstadt. This bus route includes several stops, for example the parking lot of Hohenzollern Castle. 

Here you find the time table and stops of the Nauf-Nab-Trauf-Bus: HVB Fahrzeiten Nauf-Nab-Trauf-Bus

For further questions regardings bus connections please contact:

HVB Wiest+Schürmann
Hechinger Verkehrsbetriebsgesellschaft mbH
Brunnenstraße 11
72379 Hechingen
Phone: +49(0)7471-93500


Additional travel information

DB Travel & Tourism
Travel center at Tübingen train station
Phone: +49 (0)7071 155333

District Tourist Information:
Tel: +49 (0)7433 921139

Tourist Information Hechingen city:
Phone: +49 (0)7471-940-211 


Contact Hohenzollern Castle

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