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.

With the new Corona Ordinance, the far-reaching protective measures will no longer apply in Baden-Württemberg from Sunday, April 3, 2022. Therefore, when visiting Guttenberg Castle, the obligation to provide proof will also be dropped with immediate effect. 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 is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 pm. The falconers show our birds in flight daily at 11 a.m. 3 p.m. in the flight demonstration. An online ticket is required for admission.
  • Museum and Tavern
  • The castle museum is open daily from 10 a.m.. Guided tours are possible for groups at any time by appointment.

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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