Hohenbaden Old Castle, Baden-Baden

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Ruin · Hidden Gem · Castle
Enjoy a hike to Hohenbaden Old Castle, castle ruins built on a hill in the Black Forest. Dating from the 12th century, the ruins today offer wonderful views of surrounding nature and of the structure itself. You can drive to the top or hike through the trees to the site. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even climb the castle for the best views. Use our Baden-Baden trip planner to visit Hohenbaden Old Castle on your trip to Baden-Baden, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The castle itself is a ruin with not much to see. However, the walk up and the view is excellent. Once you pass the castle, you can continue to the unique rock formations , popular with climbers. A...  more »
  • It is really super small place, most of sections are closed right now for renovations. There isn’t really much to see  more »
  • It's a hike, but the views are amazing! You can see for miles. The castle lets your mind wander to a time long ago. We were there before it opened so we didn't eat at the cafe, but it is still one of the best stops we made while in Germany.
  • If you love old castles and ruins, or just incredible views, this is a place for you. The castle is in ruins but there is enough there to really envision what it must have looked and felt like to live there. As a bonus there is no admission and a restaurant there. There was very few people there when we went through it. There is however, no real information about the castle ruins on site. It is a self "tour" so do your research first if you like history. The view is incredible from the tower and other vistas on site. HINT: If you don't feel like a hike to get up to the castle, simply drive up to it the back way.

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