A great place for the whole family to visit in SouthWest Germany is the Hohenzollern Castle, the ancestral seat of the dynasty, is situated at the periphery of the Swabian Alb. It is no museum in its traditional sense but a historic as well as a distinct lively place. In addition to essential parts of the family‘s art collection, including a significant picture gallery, valuable silver and china as well as the Prussian King’s Crown, numerous concerts, open-air cinema, exhibitions and one of Germany’s most beautiful Christmas markets make the Castle to an attractive cultural event all year round. Today’s Castle complex was jointly restored by both Hohenzollern lines in the 19th century and is private property up to now. For almost a thousand years it has provided temporary housing for the family.