The Bodensee Sights

Advertisement

Guidebooks

Schloss Hofen (Hofen Castle)

Schloss Hofen (Hofen Castle) Review

A short walk from town along the lakeside promenade is a small palace that served as the summer residence of Württemberg kings until 1918. The palace was formerly a priory—its foundations date from the 11th century. Today it is the private home of Duke Friedrich von Württemberg and isn't open to the public. You can visit the adjoining priory church, a splendid example of regional baroque architecture. The swirling white stucco of the interior was executed by the Schmuzer family from Wessobrunn whose master craftsman, Franz Schmuzer, also created the priory church's magnificent marble altar.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Friedrichshafen
  • Hours: Easter–Oct., daily 9–6, Nov.–Easter, Sun. 9–6
  • Location: Friedrichshafen
Updated: 11-14-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

View more trip reports

  • 3 weeks in Europe

    My wife and I would like to to to Europe (Amsterdam, Germany, Italy and Paris) I know this is quick but would like to leave next month (May 2014) no set itinerary. Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories