Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle is considered to be the ancestral seat pertaining to Hohenzollern family is a castle that lies at a distance of 50 kilometers from Stuttgart in Germany. Originally erected during the 11th century, the Hohenzollern Castle stands atop the Mount Hohenzollern, and when the Hohenzollern family got split, the Swabian branch held the reins of this castle.

Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle

Owing to a siege, the Hohenzollern Castle was destroyed in the year 1423, as a second castle had got erected during the period 1454-1461, and the castle lost its importance by the end pertaining to the 18th century, as several dilapidated buildings got demolished.

The third version pertaining to Hohenzollern Castle was erected for Frederick William IV of Prussia during the period that extended from 1846 and 1867, as Friedrich August Stüler took over the direction.

The castle today holds historical artifacts pertaining to Prussian history, which includes the Crown of Wilhelm II as well as some personal effects belonging to the Fredrick the Great. The castle’s grounds unveil two chapels, as it also encompasses a beer garden that offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Hohenzollern Castle inner courtyard

Hohenzollern Castle inner courtyard

The castle also holds other treasures as that of the letter written by George Washington to that of Baron von Steuben, a descendant belonging to the Hohenzollern family. (photos:A. Kniesel, Sir Gawain)

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