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Sigmaringen Castle (Schloss Sigmaringen)

Sigmaringen Castle

Sigmaringen Castle is located in the Swabian Alps, Baden-W├╝rttemberg region of the Germany.

 

 

 

Location: Swabian Alps, Baden-W├╝rttemberg  Map

Constructed: 1893

Entrance Fee: 9 Euro, students 7 Euro, children (60 17) 5 Euro, children under 6 free

Open: Apr- Oct 9am- 5pm

Nov- March 10am- 4pm

 

 

 

Description of Sigmaringen Castle

 

The original medieval Sigmaringen Castle dates back to the 11th century. It served as the main residence of the Princes of Hohenzollern- Sigmaringed, the younger branch of the Hohenzollern family. However most of the structure that you see today here was constructed in 1893. Most of the towers of Sigmaringen Castle, however, belong the early medieval period. As you walk through its picturesque streets you might notice pieces of barb wire in various corners of the impressive complex. These are reminders of the time when French Vichy Regime allied with the Nazi Germany during the World War II had its headquarters here following the Allied Invasion of France in 1944. The stay was fairly brief, but the Gestapo or secret police tried to preserve their puppet government for as long as they could.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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