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 current Corona regulation of the state of Baden-Württemberg requires us to comply with the 3-G rule when attending winter flight training at the current alert level. Should the alert level be declared, compliance with the 2-G rule is mandatory. Therefore, please bring the relevant vaccination, recovery and test certificates with you.

During the winter break, the falconers of the German Raptor Center will train our winter-hardy large griffins on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 12 noon. Please book an online ticket for this.

The castle museum is only open to registered groups during the winter break.

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
  • is in its winter break. During this time, you can watch our falconers train our hardy large griffins on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 12 noon. An online ticket is required for admission.
  • Museum and Tavern
  • The castle museum is taking a winter break. Guided tours are possible for groups at any time by appointment.



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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