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.

Masks are at the Castle Museum welcome, but optional, due to the cramped quarters.

Due to the rampant bird flu, no injured birds of prey or owls may be accepted at present. We ask for your understanding.

Open hours

  • Raptor Center
  • The German Raptor Center will be open until 25.2.24 on Saturdays and Sundays for a winter flight demonstration at 12:00 noon. Please book an online ticket for this.

    From March 2, 2024, the German Raptor Center will be open from 12 noon to 5 pm. The daily flight demonstration starts at 3 pm.
    From March 23, 2024, ite will be open from 9 am to 6 pm. The daily flight demonstrations start at 11 am and 3 pm.

  • Museum and Tavern
  • The castle museum is on winter break until 22.3.24!

    Guided tours for groups are possible at any time by arrangement.

Prices

Address

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).

History

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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