House of Hohenzollern
Hohenzollern Castle is located in Baden-Württemberg on a hilltop between the communities of Hechingen and Bisingen. It is the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern and therefore of the Prussian royal family. The castle is still owned by the family's descendants today.
The castle can be divided into four main parts: the fortifications, the main building, the chapels and the castle gardens. On the castle grounds there are chapels of three different religions: a Catholic chapel, a Protestant chapel, and a Russian Orthodox chapel.
Points of Interest
In addition to the castle itself, the showrooms and state rooms are particularly worth seeing. This is where history comes alive, as numerous anecdotes from the life of the royal and imperial families are told. One highlight is the Treasury, where valuables ranging from table silver to the wardrobe of the sovereigns can be seen. For example, the snuffboxes of Frederick the Great are on display. The undisputed main event of the exhibition, however, is the Prussian royal crown.
The Castle Today
The castle is used for cultural events such as concerts, exhibitions and a Christmas market on the first and second weekend of Advent. It also houses the Princess Kira of Prussia Foundation, which offers socially disadvantaged children a recreational holiday at the castle. The castle rooms can only be visited with a guided tour lasting about 45 minutes. The grounds of the castle you can explore on your own.