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Tickets | Guided Tours

Tickets for Hohenzollern Castle you get at the parking lot shop next to the shuttle bus station.
The admission fees you find here. Information to the shuttle bus you find here.

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.


Photography | Film shooting | Drones

Taking pictures (also without flash) and film shootings in the show rooms are not allowed.

Taking pictures and film shootings in the castle's outdoor area are allowed for private purpose.

Taking pictures and film shootings in the castle's outdoor area for commercial or advertising purpose need a written permission of the castle administration.

The operation of UAS (Unmanned Aerial System = drones or model aircrafts) is prohibited on the the entire castle ground including the castle mountain and parking lots. For more information please see Drones prohibition.


Wheelchairs | Walking aids | Strollers

Wheelchair users, who are not able to reach the castle by shuttle bus, are asked to contact the castle information for further information at least 1 week before visiting. Phone +49(0)7471.2428

Wheelchair users 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.


Guided 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 (P1) is the main parking lot.
- The lower parking lot (P2) 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 (P1). Caravans are allowed to stay overnight. But notice: there is no caravan sanitation. Caravan electricity is available on request during the service time of the parking lot staff. The fee is 4,00 Euro for max. 1 day + 1 night.

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


Shuttle Bus

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.
The beer garden kiosk (open during summer time) accepts cash only.



You will find spacious lavatories on the upper parking lot and in the Castle - of course handicap-accessible.