Hohenzollern castle in Germany is the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern family, which emerged in the Middle Ages and eventually became Prussian emperors.

The castle is located on top of Berg (Mount) Hohenzollern at an elevation of 855 meters and was first constructed in the first part of the 11th century.

Among the historical artifacts of Prussian history contained in the castle today are the crown of Wilhelm II and some of the personal effects of Frederick the Great and a letter from US President George Washington thanking Baron von Steuben, a scion of the House of Hohenzollern, for his service in the American Revolutionary War. The castle is today a popular tourist destination.


Schlösser & Burgen in Deutschland - Castles & Palaces in Germany

pics 1,2 : Reichsburg Cochem an der Mosel

3, 4 : Burg Satzvey - Mechernich, Nordrhein-Westfalen

5: Hohenzollern Schloss, Stuttgart

6: Lichtenstein Castle near Honau in Baden Württemberg

7: Palace Nymphenburg in München (a personal favourite)

8,9:  Schwerin Castle (perhaps the prettiest of all..it currently serves as the Parliament of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state)

and of course

10: Neuschwannstein Castle in Füssen. The original inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle.