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Hohenzollern Castle: Full-Day Tour from Frankfurt

Product ID: 213642
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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
Starting time 8:30 AM
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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
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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
  • Packed lunch (sandwich and a bottle of water)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off, which is available at an additional charge
  • Additional food or drink

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Meeting point

ETS Greenline Tours, Wiesenhuettenstrasse 39, 60329 Frankfurt. This is near the main train station and opposite the Hotel Savoy.

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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

From US$ 359.95 per person

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ETS Touristik GmbH

Product ID: 213642