Getting to Hohenzollern Castle by bus

Shuttle bus from the parking to the castle

For the route between the parking lot and Adlertor (castle entrance gate), HVB Wiest & Schürmann offers a shuttle bus service. The shuttle bus station is located next to the souvenir store in the upper parking lot P1. The lower parking lot P2 will be opened if necessary and then also served by the shuttle bus.

Please notice:

The shuttle bus goes to Adlertor, the castle entrance gate. From Adlertor to the castle courtyard, it is still about 350 meters uphill through the imposing driveway (partly cobblestone), which must be covered on foot. Information for guests with walking disabilities can be found on the website of Hohenzollern Castle under the heading Visitor Information.

During the summer season (until mid-October), a vehicle is in operation from Monday to Friday, which can transport up to 20 people. On weekends, holidays and during school vacations, two vehicles are in operation, each of which can transport 20 people per trip.

Larger groups are chauffeured by the shuttle bus in several trips. The journey time between the parking lot and the Adlertor is about 8 minutes. 

FAQ regarding castle shuttle traffic

The price of the shuttle bus at the castle is included in the ticket price - please have the QR code ready before you start your trip

The price of the shuttle bus is included in the Burg ticket.

When entering the bus, please show the QR code on your ticket to our driver so that it can be scanned.

In order to ensure a smooth boarding, we ask you to have your tickets ready so that the scanning can proceed quickly.      
The respective scanning must take place during the ascent and departure, thank you for your assistance and understanding.

We wish you a pleasant journey.


There is no extra - timetable for the shuttle bus. The shuttle bus runs according to demand

P1 castle parking lot

The entry and exit point of the shuttle bus at the P1 castle parking lot is located between the kiosk entrance and the toilet stall. If the P1 parking lot is full, the shuttle bus will go to the P2 parking lot via the P1 parking lot (drop-off). If the P1 parking lot is full, the staff of Hohenzollern Castle will inform the shuttle drivers.


The shuttle bus boarding and disembarking point is located at the turnaround area at the Adlertor. If there is no bus when you arrive, please ring the bell at the bus stop located there. The shuttle bus will then be informed.

Ascent and departure of the shuttle traffic

The first departure to the Adlertor will be at 10:00 am.  
The last departure of the shuttle to the Adlertor will take place one hour before the closing of the facility.

Travel time

The pure driving time of the ascent and departure is approx. 15 minutes.

Turnaround area

Please do not wait in the turnaround area. Guests coming from the parking lot will get off first, then you can enter the bus with the QR ticket. Afterwards the bus will turn around and go downstairs. The shuttle buses have a reversing camera, however, please help with your behavior that there could be no unnecessary dangerous situations, thank you very much.

If there is no bus available for departure when you arrive at the Adlertor, we ask you for a little patience, you are welcome to use the installed bell at the stop set up at the Adlertor, so that the Signa can get to the vehicle for pick-up. 

The cost of the scheduled rides is not included in the ticket price for Hohenzollern Castle. 

further information on rail and bus topics can be found at


306 - Hechingen - Burg Hohenzollern valid from 14.04.2022 Hechingen - Burg Hohenzollern pdf


Jörg Schürmann

Tel.: 07471/9350-0


Sandra Kast

Tel.: 07471/9350-0