Berg Hohenzollern rises 234 meters above Bisingen, nestled in the foothills of the Swabian Alps. Construction on the Hohenzollern castle began 1000 years ago and continued through political intrigues. At the turn of the 19th century, the castle was abandoned and today only the medieval chapel remains. The turreted castle with its sturdy brick walls makes for an incredibly imposing site atop its fog-obscured hill from miles away, overlooking acres of forested mountains. Modern visitors can also enjoy centuries’ old masterpieces and historic artifacts, including royal crowns. If you dream of visiting a castle frequented by European royals, visit this beautiful castle.