Hornberg Castle

Neckarzimmern, Germany

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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Steliana Traistaru (2 years ago)
Great location an view. Need a reservation for the panoramic restaurant.
Kirsty Wright (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle with great views of the Neckar.
Pedro Everett (3 years ago)
Nice castle, with view for the vineyards and the river. Worth visiting if you are in the area.
Fab Yo (3 years ago)
interesting visit and the castle offers a nice view of the panorama. The tower is quite hight!
LiCatoo - (3 years ago)
Old Castle but in real good shape. Beautiful, we loved it. Really recommend it!
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