Photos courtesy of Burg Hornberg
3 single rooms
20 double rooms; 1 suite
Single rooms: 78 euros
Double rooms: 140–160 euros
Suite: 170 euros
Rates include breakfast, tax, and service.
Open: mid-January to Christmas
Neckarzimmern is on the east bank of the Neckar River along route B-27. There’s a train station nearby.
On site: castle tours
Nearby: swimming; tennis; Neckar River excursions; fishing; horseback riding; golfing
Yes. There is a castle chapel on the property.
Not quite as famous as the Rhine, the Neckar River can hold its own with picturesque villages, quiet valleys, and splendid hilltop castles.
Hornberg sits on an enviable position high above the river. The bulk of the castle lies in ruins; the hotel is incorporated in the Marstall, or former stables and the sheep’s barn.
Comfortable and modernized, a certain medieval ambience still prevails with decorative touches such as coats of arms, open-beamed ceilings, and a suit of armor. Murals of medieval scenes give life to the walls. Original open fireplaces warm the rooms.
Guest rooms bear names, not numbers. You can opt for the Arms’ Chamber, the Eagles’ Nest, and the Gunpowder Chamber. Some rooms have views of the Neckar.
Castle has its own vineyard
Great view of the Neckar River