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Things to know about your visit

Current information

COVID-19: There is currently no obligation to wear a mask. However, we recommend wearing an FFP2 mask or at least a medical face mask.

Extended opening hours during Advent

From 25 November to 17 December 2022, you can visit the Imperial Castle on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm (instead of 10 am to 4 pm).

Information for people with a handicap


Picture: Tactile model of the Imperial Castle

Here you will find some information to prepare your visit to the Imperial Castle if your mobility is restricted or if you are visually or hearing impaired.


Photography and filming

Taking pictures of the outside of the castle for private use does not require a permit.

Photo and film shootings taken for further use as well as the flying of drones / multicopters are basically subject to approval and charges. Here you will find information on photography permits / film permits.



Free Wi-Fi is available in the following areas: Freiung and Outer Courtyard



Dogs and other animals are not allowed inside the castle (also Deep Well and Sinwell Tower) and in the gardens (Castle Garden and Maria Sibylla Merian Garden). We cannot offer supervision for animals brought along. Please keep dogs on an lead in the castle courtyard.

Map of the Castle

Link to the map of the Imperial Castle (PDF)

Enlarged map including a legend

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