I had the pleasure recently of visiting the Zeller Horn lookout, it is the best viewpoint of Burg Hohenzollern and is extremely easy to get to. Burg Hohenzollern is situated about 50km south of Stuttgart in the state of Baden-Württemberg and is one of the most visited castles in Germany – it’s not hard to see why.
Zeller Horn Lookout, Germany
The first fortress of the castle was built in the eleventh century and is situated on top of the 855 meter high Berg Hohenzollern (mountain) overlooking the surrounding towns. In the 1400’s it was destroyed completely and then rebuilt, only the medieval castle remains.
The walk to the lookout is beautiful, there are many luscious fields and a thick forest. Many people cycle to the top and it’s a great family activity as well as child friendly, just don’t let them get too close to the edge…
You will need a car to get here, drive towards Zollersteighof Berghotel where you will find a free car park. Walk in the direction of the red and white cell tower along the white gravel path. Keep left, ignore the sign that points towards the Hohenzollern castle as this walk will take you direct to the castle and not the lookout. You will walk towards the woods and feel a bit like you are not going in the right direction, the walk takes about twenty minutes. The pathway is slightly hilly however a very easy walk and can be done in sandals. The lookout provides plenty of shade and a few lovely spots for picnics.
I hope you enjoyed my post about Zeller Horn lookout, I will also be bringing you a post about the castle itself. Thanks for stopping by!
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