All information for your visit to Guttenberg Castle
Welcome to Guttenberg Castle, one of the oldest and most beautiful castles in the whole of Germany. To ensure that your visit to us runs smoothly, we have summarised all the relevant information for you in compact form. We always have two open ears for your questions – the Guttenberg Castle team looks forward to your visit.
The German Raptor Center
is open until 25 February 2024 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 to 14:00. During this time, visitors are welcome to take a tour of the aviaries and exhibitions as well as a winter flight demonstration at 12.00 noon. Please book an online ticket for this.
Closed on 24 December.
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.
The castle museum & the castle tavern
The castle museum is on winter break until 22.3.24! Guided tours are possible for groups at any time by prior arrangement.
Directions to Guttenberg Castle
74855 Haßmersheim / Neckarmühlbach
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).
Arrival by Train
The nearest railway station is in Gundelsheim/Neckar (Württemberg). From there it is about 30 – 45 minutes walk to the castle. You can also take the bus from Gundelsheim station to the Neckarmühlbach station. From there you walk about 15 minutes.
Arrival by Boat
A romantic journey by boat on the Neckar, which connects Heilbronn and Gundelsheim, is a great way to get here. From the boat landing Gundelsheim it is about 30 – 45 minutes on foot.
From the center Neckarmühlbach you walk about 15 minutes. Walk up the local road between the medieval hostel “Zum Alten Marstall” and the Protestant parish hall. At the village fountain, between the historic rectory and the old school building, you reach a staircase on the right. It leads up to the castle chapel and finally to the Guttenberg Castle.
Guttenberg Castle should offer an incomparable excursion experience for everyone. Therefore, the topic of accessibility is a high priority for us and we implement this throughout for all our guests wherever possible. To help you plan your excursion, you will find all the important information on accessibility in the respective areas of our castle here.
Toilets on the castle grounds
There are disabled toilets on the castle grounds both in the area of the Deutsche Greifenwarte and in the entrance area opposite the ticket office.
The flight demonstration is accessible via a separate barrier-free entrance. The tour leads through the medieval kennel grounds and is therefore unfortunately not barrier-free.
The castle tavern and part of the adjacent terrace as well as all event rooms are accessible without barriers.
The Renaissance building is only accessible via a stone spiral staircase and is therefore unfortunately not barrier-free.
You and your four-legged friends are very welcome in the outdoor area of Guttenberg Castle! Exceptions for dogs are the castle museum and the area of the Deutsche Greifenwarte from the barrier at the castle bridge. Dogs are best kept in the shady beer garden during their stay in the Castle Museum and the Deutsche Greifenwarte, where they are provided with fresh water.
Environment & Leisure
Guttenberg Castle itself, as well as the wonderful surroundings of the Neckar valley, offer much worth seeing. Discover the numerous leisure opportunities near and in the castle: visit neighbouring castles, popular excursion destinations along the Neckar and explore the breathtaking nature of our surroundings.