Fairy Tale Castle above the Clouds

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The Hohenzollern Castle over the fog, seen on a morning in late autumn season 2011 from view point Zeller Horn (912 m above sea level).

Tourist Info: Traufgang Zollernburg Panorama

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Comments (418)

Jclaude G on June 3, 2013

Très beau château que j'ai pu visiter il y a trois ans. Superbe prise de vue, bravo. f 215. Cordialement, J-Claude.

digipic on June 4, 2013

Thank you J-Claude for kind compliments and YSL. I'm happy that you like this version!

Cheers, Rainer

mg1744 on June 4, 2013

You have a great series of shots of this wonderful castle Rainer, but this is my favorite. You have included the shadow on the clouds of the mountain from which you were shooting to great effect. I was familiar with Ludwig's Neuschwanstein Castle, but had never seen this one before I saw your SPC entry. I find this more impressive, even as a fairy tale castle; maybe because of the long history of the structure.

Best wishes to Bavaria, Mark

digipic on June 4, 2013

Hello Mark, many thx for your visit, your praising comment and YSL!

I discovered this view from a mountain, with is close to this castle on a morning in autumn season. Then sometimes you have a chance to get such conditions, but you need a bit of luck too.

The Hohenzollern Castle is not in Bavaria, it is located in the south west part of Germany close to a mountain range which is called Swabian Jura. Today this is the third version of the castle, it was constructed for Frederick William IV of Prussia between 1846 and 1867. Here is a link to the Hohenzollern Castle with some more information.

Btw: Some photos of the famous Ludwig's Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria are shared in my gallery.

Best Greetings to USA, Rainer

mg1744 on June 4, 2013

You obviously made the best of your opportunity! Thanks for the info. On to Neuschwanstein!

Best wishes, Mark

ANDOUARD Nicolas on June 5, 2013

Superbe !

digipic on June 5, 2013

Thank you ANDOUARD!

Patrizio Rigobello on June 20, 2013

Uno scatto fantastico! Una vera meraviglia quel castello che sembra sospeso. LIKE+YS Gallery. Complimenti digipic. Un saluto cordiale. Patrizio

digipic on June 20, 2013

Thank you Patrizio for kind comment and YLS!

Best Greetings, Rainer

Anders Gabrielsson on June 20, 2013


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digipic on June 20, 2013

Thank you Anders for kind comment and YLS!

Best Greetings from Germany, Rainer

Damon Stead on July 3, 2013

What an amazing shot! Best wishes from England. Damon

digipic on July 3, 2013

Thank you Damon for kind comment!

Best wishes to GB, Rainer

Klein-Bonsels on July 13, 2013

ich glaube, ich habe dieses bild schonmal kommentiert ... egal, es ist immer noch eine spitzenaufnahme. marc

LHFlorist on July 16, 2013

Wow, what a photo

digipic on July 16, 2013

Thank you LHFlorist !

digipic on July 16, 2013

Besten Dank Mark für das dicke Lob!

Gruß, Rainer

-Arcama- on July 19, 2013



digipic on July 20, 2013

Thank you -Arcama- !

Best Greetings, Rainer

seyed hasan Zolanvar on July 30, 2013

Soooooooooo beautiful!!! L+F
Best wishes

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 16, 2011
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by digipic
    • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    • Taken on 2011/11/13 08:08:57
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 81.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash