Hohenzollern castle is impressive both from afar and from up close. Loads of great photo ops!
To get to the castle there is a 20-ish minute intense, steep hike so bring comfy shoes! We both felt like the walk up was the equivalent of walking up about 20 flights of stairs, and pretty much everyone we saw on the way up was out of breath. At an extra fee there is a bus that can take you up there if you prefer not to walk.
The castle itself is worth a visit, though for me at least, the interior didn't seem to be particularly memorable. Be aware that English tours are not available very regularly so you may want to time your visit in accordance with the English tours. We got there in the morning and were told the next English tour was only at 2pm, so we ended up taking the German tour and just reading along with a borrowed guidebook they provided us for free. To be honest, this turned out better than expected because it meant we could lag behind the tour group and take our time seeing everything at our own pace. If you do this, just take care not to lag too far behind otherwise you may find yourself lost and going up alarmed staircases or something... (whoops.. :D)
Definitely a great site to appreciate for a couple of hours, a chance to see the surrounding valley from a the castle's higher vantage point, and a chance to get some exercise into your day too if you opt for the hike!
(NB Just thought I'd say for comparison's sake, this doesn't even come close to the amazingness of Neuschwanstein Castle.)
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