Day trip

Hohenzollern Castle: Full-Day Tour from Frankfurt

Activity provider: ETS Touristik GmbH

Hohenzollern Castle: Full-Day Tour from Frankfurt

Activity provider: ETS Touristik GmbH
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Take a day trip to the south of the country, in the Swabian Alps and see on a mountain cone the imposing Castle Hohenzollern, the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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  • Take a look at the iconic castle standing in the Swabian Alps
  • See idyllic views on a drive through the German countryside
  • Have a guided tour of the site and hear stories of the imperial family
  • Admire remarkable art and artefacts from the German monarchy
  • Spend free time exploring the castle and scenery on your own
Full description
Journey into the mountains of the Swabian Alps to visit one of the most remarkable fortresses in Germany. This day trip takes you through the charming woodland in the south of Germany, on a journey filled with history and stories from the height of the House of Hohenzollern. Depart Frankfurt for the drive south into the forests of Baden-Wurttemberg. Get an outstanding look at the isolated peak of Hohenzollern as the mountain rises over the countryside, crowned by the majestic 19th-century castle that stands atop its peak.  As you step onto the castle grounds, your guide will explain how an earlier fortress built on this mountain lent its name to the family dynasty that would rise to rule the kingdom of Prussia and become emperors of Germany. Reflect on 1,000 years of heritage, from Friedrich I to Wilhelm II, as you explore the mighty ramparts, courtyard, and towers. Take spectacular photographs of the surrounding lands. Next, follow your guide into the grand halls and exquisitely furnished rooms, where old paintings, porcelain, and works of gold and silver rest among artifacts from the Hohenzollern dynasty. Take a look at a uniform that belonged to Frederick the Great and the crown of Kaiser Wilhelm II before you depart for your journey back to Frankfurt.
  • Guided tour of Hohenzollern Castle
  • Live tour commentary in English
  • Entrance fees
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Departure is at the bus stop in front of the Le Meridien Hotel, Wiesenhuettenplatz 38 in Frankfurt. Arrive 10 minutes before the departure time.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera
    • Snacks
    • Drinks
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • The minimum number of people required for the tour to operate is 4
    • This tour operates rain or shine
    • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off is available at an additional charge, please contact the tour operator prior to booking to arrange this
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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 2 reviews

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    This was a very comfortable and enjoyable trip. Convenient pickup and drop off near Main Railroad station. The transportation was first class and the tour guide/driver was very helpful. The Hohenzollern Castle is worth seeing. It is a bit of a drive from Frankfurt, but not too bad if you don’t have to drive yourself. Very scenic area around too.

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    February 3, 2020

    A definite must see

    December 10, 2019

    Product ID: 213642