The castle of the eagles above the Neckar

One of the oldest and most beautiful castles in Germany

Guttenberg Castle

Guttenberg Castle is one of the oldest and most beautiful castles in Germany. Here you can admire flight demonstrations of wild birds of prey, learn about life on the knight’s castle in the museum and enjoy hearty knight’s meals in the tavern. Paradise for the loving couples and the best place for a dream destination wedding.

The incidence in the Neckar-Odenwald district is stable at less than 50. This means that new regulations for visits to Guttenberg Castle will take effect: from Monday, 31 May 2021, the obligation to provide proof of a negative Covid test will no longer apply. However, an online ticket for all guests will still be necessary so that the upper limit for the number of visitors can be observed. The previous hygiene measures, such as distance and contact rules as well as the obligation to wear masks on the entire castle grounds, will continue to apply. The lord of the castle asks all guests to inform themselves about the current regulations on this website before visiting Guttenberg Castle.

Open hours

  • Raptor Center
  • is again open daily from 09:00 to 18:00, with flight demonstrations at 11:00 and 15:00. Admission requires online registration (possible on site).
  • Museum and Tavern
  • The castle museum is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. The castle tavern starts with the opening of the self-service kiosk in the beer garden from 12:00 in fine weather.



Burg Guttenberg
Burgstraße 1
74855 Haßmersheim / Neckarmühlbach

GPS coordinates:
49° 16′ 50″ N, 9° 8′ 4″ O

Arrival by Car or Bus

Guttenberg Castle is easily accessible via the A6 (exit Bad Rappenau) or the B27 (Gundelsheim). Please follow the brown signs with the inscription “Burg Guttenberg”. For buses, there is a separate, signposted arrival to the forest parking (about 10 minutes walk to the castle).


Guttenberg Castle is considered one of the last undamaged Staufer castles in Germany. It was founded around 1180, is today over 800 years old and has a correspondingly eventful history. It has always been inhabited and has been completely preserved to this day. It has been owned by the Barons of Gemmingen for over 560 years.

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