Emily is at the perfect age for castles now. She was so excited we got to just go to one on a whim.
The castle as it stands today is a 19th century Gothic Revival, and terribly romantic. The views sweep out over forested hills and villages for miles. It is mostly self-guided, with the occasional docent to give a little insight in the spaces where the Hohenzollern family lived. The property and valuables are still made use of by the family on special occasions, such as the antique china, and who knows, maybe even the crown.
The oldest standing section is the chapel, left over from a 15th century siege that destroyed the rest of the castle.
There were beautifully preserved rooms, complete with muraled walls and portraits of the family you can find on the website here.
This is kind of a quick post, but there is more to come!