Hohenzollern Castle

24 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks Reading Time:  6 minutes

Corona Prusia - Prussian King's Crown (Hohenzollern Castle Collection) © Mirko Junge/cc-by-sa-3.0

Corona Prusia – Prussian King’s Crown (Hohenzollern Castle Collection) © Mirko Junge/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hohenzollern Castle is a castle about 50 kilometers (31 mi) south of Stuttgart. It is considered the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern family, which emerged in the Middle Ages and eventually became German Emperors. The castle is located on top of Mount Hohenzollern at an elevation of 855 meters (2,805 ft) above sea level, 234 m (768 ft) above surrounding Hechinge and nearby Bisingen to the south, both located at the foothills of the Swabian Alps. It was first constructed in the first part of the 11th century.   read more…

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