4+1 castles of Germany – Fairytale castles, built centuries ago, continue to enchant us and travel us to magical worlds.
We found the 4+1 popular castles of Germany to visit in 2020.
- Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century palace on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. It was open its door to the public around 1886, and since then, 61 million people have visited the Castle. During summer, the visitors reach 6,000 per day, therefore it is one of the most famous castles in Germany. The opening hours are April to 15 October 9 am – 6 pm and 16 October to March 10 am – 4 pm. The entrance fee is around €13 and you can arrange a day trip from Munich.
- Hohenzollern Castle
Above and south of Hechingen, on the edge of the Swabian Jura of central Baden-Württemberg, the Mount Hohenzollern hosts the Castle Hohenzollern. The Castle has over 300,000 per year, and what makes it interesting is the spectacular views of the area. The opening hours are 16 March – 21 October 10 am – 5 pm and 01 November – 15 March 10 am – 4.30 pm. The entrance fees vary based on the selected tour.
- Heidelberg Palace
Each year, Heidelberg Palace attracts around a million visitors from all over the world, hence the castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. It is located in Heidelberg city, and it is one of the most impressive Castles in Germany. The opening hours are 01 November – 31 March 10 am – 05.30 pm and 01 April – 31 October 10 am – 06 pm. The entrance fee is around €8 for adults, and €4 reduced. Extra charges apply for guided tours.
- Wartburg Castle
The Wartburg Castle is overlooking the town of Eisenach, in the state of Thuringia and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Castle hosts famous paintings by Lucas Cranach, priceless tapestries and furniture, Tilman Riemenschneider sculptures, and Renaissance arts and crafts. The opening hours are April – October 08.30 am – 5 pm and November – March 9 am – 3.30 pm. The entrance fees vary based on the package.
- Wachenburg Castle
The Wachenburg is a castle on a hill overlooking Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, in Baden-Württemberg. If you visit this city, have lunch or dinner in the Castle’s restaurant seeing the fantastic view of the town. You can visit the Castle by Bus: Bus – 629, Bus – 735Light and Rail: Light Rail – 5. Both can be found in the Rhine-Neckar Region.
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