Royal Winter Magic

24 November 2023 - 7. January 2024

Royal Winter Magic - Without market, without crowds - but with a lot of light, atmosphere and romance.

The Royal Winter Magic will indulge you with enchanting illuminations and festive decorations in the inside and outside. Stroll along the castle grounds and through the interior and let yourself be led away into the Christmas world of the nobels and royals attended by contemplative sounds and the glamour of Advent. Court jester Klausi Klücklich will fly tiny and huge bubbles from the courtyard. Occasionally Santa Claus will drop by.



 Duration  24.11.2023 - 07.01.2024 
 Sunday to Thursday
 15:00 - 20:00 hrs
 Friday and Saturday  15:00 - 21:00 hrs

Outside this times Hohenzollern Castle is closed.
Days of rest: 27.11.2023| 28.11.2023 | 04.12.2023 | 11.12.2023 | 18.12.2023 | 24.12.2023 | 31.12.2023



Prices for online tickets:

 Adults / Pensioners   tba 
 Reduced price (disabled persons, students 18+  tba 
 Children (12 -17 years; children up to 11 years are free)  tba 
 Family ticket (2 adults + own children up to 17 years)    tba 

There are a limited number of online tickets per day that can be booked for a specific day with a specific one-hour admission time slot. This time slot is simply the time within which you must have your ticket scanned at the castle entrance gate and has nothing to do with the length of stay.

Prices for tickets at the box office in the P1 car park shop:

 Adults / Pensioners   tba 
 Reduced price (disabled persons, students 18+)   tba 
 Children (12 -17 years; children up to 11 years are free)  tba 
 Family ticket (2 adults + own children up to 17 years)    tba 

There are a limited number of tickets per day at the box office. The box office is located in the P1 car park shop. There are no tickets available at the entrance gate of the castle.

Both the online tickets and the tickets at the box office already include the parking and shuttle bus fee.

Experience shows that the Royal Winter Magic is booked up quickly, especially on weekends before 6 pm, due to the limited ticket contingents. We therefore recommend that you also consider visiting later in the evening or on weekdays.


The castle's gastronomy invites to Christmas delicacies:

  • In the Café Restaurant you are welcome to reserve a table to enjoy one of our winter menus.
  • In the castle garden, winter-decorated and heated huts can be rented on site (reservation in advance not possible), where small groups of up to 6 people are served mulled wine and winter delicacies.
  • In addition, Café Kira on the 3rd floor invites you to coffee & cake on a donation basis. The donations go to the Freundeskreis der Burg Hohenzollern e.V. and to the Kira Foundation.

The opening hours of the castle gastronomy during the time of the Royal Winter Magic are based on the above-mentioned opening hours of the Winter Magic. We ask for your understanding that the gastronomy is also closed outside these times. For enquiries and reservations, please contact the Café Restaurant on 07471-2345 or by email.


The shuttle busses from HVB Wiest & Schürmann are on duty during the Royal Winter Magic from 15:00 hrs between parking lot P1 and the castle's entrance gate. The busses run approximately every 10 minutes. The last shuttle from the castle down to the parking lot is 30 minutes after the end of the Royal Magic of Advent in each case.