Visitors to Hohenzollern Castle can reach their destination comfortably and reliably by public transport. Regular buses run from Hechingen train station to the upper visitor parking lot.
From the visitor parking lot to the castle, the bus company HVB Wiest + Schürmann operates a shuttle bus that runs during the opening hours of the castle.
You can reach Hohenzollern Castle by public bus at the following times:
From 01 September 2021 the new city transport called "hop-bus" will start in Hechingen.
This new concept, also affects the trips between the Hechingen train station and Hohenzollern Castle as well as the return trips.
In the following we have compiled the journeys for you.
We wish you a pleasant journey and a nice trip to the castle.
Your TEAM from HVB Wiest+Schürmann
HVB Wiest & Schürmann offers a shuttle bus service for the route between the parking lot and Eagle'S gate, the castle entrance gate. The shuttle bus station is right beside the souvenir shop at the parking lot P1. Parking lot P2 (lower parking lot) is open if necessary and then connected with the shuttle bus service.
The shuttle bus stops at the Eagle's Gate (castle entrance). From the Eagle's Gate up to the courtyard it is a 350 metres walk through the impressive ramp complex (partially cobblestone). Information for guests with walking disabilities you find on the website of Hohenzollern castle in the section General Information.
During summer season (16 March - 31 October) a shuttle bus is in operation, which can carry up to 20 people. During winter season (01 November - 15 March) 20-seaters are only on service during weekends and school holidays. On all other days the shuttle bus carries a maximum of 8 people per trip. Accodingly, larger groups are carried in several trips. The driving time between the car park and Eagle's gate is about 6 minutes.
The shuttle bus operates:
during summer season (March 16 - October 31) daily from 9:45 to 18:30,
during winter season (01. November - 15. March) daily from 10.00 to 17.30.
(Weather-related restrictions are possible.)
December 24: Castle closed
December 31: 10:00 - 15:30
01. January: 11:00 - 17:30
- There is no ticket sale on the bus , the tickets you buy online for the castle are also valid for the shuttle bus.
- Please show your QR code to the driver when entering the bus - both on the way up and on the way down - and the driver will be able to scan it.
Tour groups are kindly requested to contact the bus company HVB Wiest & Schürmann directly at +49 (0) 7471-93500 or by e-mail at reise(at)hvb-hechingen.de