Hornberg Castle was probably originally built in the late 12th century. The first mention of the castle dates from 1184. In 1259 lords of Hornberg sold the castle to the bishop of Speyer. Since 1612 it has been owned by the 12th generations of Gemmingen barons. Today the castle is a hotel.

Hornberg originally consisted of two separate castles. Between them was a bailey. Around 1510, both castles were enclosed together with the a common wall as an additional attachment of Conz Schott of Schottenstein.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Stanislav Pejša (2 months ago)
Very nice castle.
edonis Doni (2 months ago)
Runes (symbols) craved on the wall all other the place. It's just magical and mysterious.
Bogdan Barbieru (5 months ago)
A must to visit place. The Castle is amazing. Its small but you can almost walk around it. Spectacular views. There are many other places around it to visit. Worth a visit 100%. P.S. You can also buy wine if its open...
Aditi Gupta (13 months ago)
Absolutely gorgeous castle with beautiful views and a restaurant that serves finger licking good food.
Dorota Przybylska (14 months ago)
A great place to explore, but you have to pay before entering
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