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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Marvin Wendt (18 months ago)
Nice place for taking pictures
Komsakon Boonna (19 months ago)
Very nice view. Good restaurant. Good food. I have a wonderful moment here.
Alex Koglin (2 years ago)
Great landmark for German history of the 1500's and awesome restaurant with local cuisine.
Paula Cerenius (2 years ago)
We never went inside the castle, but the shop was great and the personal was lovely, if somewhat lacking in the English-speaking department. Still, with our basic understandings in German, we managed to buy some excellent wine for a great price. And the view was beautiful!
Alex Smith (2 years ago)
Really great views of the area, and cheap to get inside. Only had to pay 2 euro, and I basically had the whole of the castle to explore. Nice gardens, friendly staff, excellent trails for hiking nearby.
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