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English translation: Zollern Castle or Zollernschloss

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12:25 Sep 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Zollernschlösschen
This can be found in Balingen in Baden-Württemberg. Its mentioned as something worth visiting.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 10:17
English translation:Zollern Castle or Zollernschloss
Explanation:
Lassen Sie sich zu den Burgen und Schlössern rund um Balingen entführen. Das Ausflugsfährtle steckt voller Überraschungen und reicht vom Zollernschloss bis zum Schloß Sigmaringen, von der Hohenzollernburg bis zur Weitenburg. Notburg Geibel hat zusammengetragen, was man in einem Ausflugskreis mit Anfahrtsradius zwischen dreißig und sechzig Minuten alles erreichen kann.
http://www.zollernalbkurier.de/default.asp?show=/buecher/buc...

The previous answer is correct in that this is a castle built by the Hohenzollern dynasty. Note, however, that it's Hohenzollern (N at the end, not Hohenzoller).

A search on "Zollern Castle" will yield about 125 or so hits, a search on "Zollernschloss Balingen" narrows it down to about 6 or so (including the above reference).
Hope this helps!
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 01:17
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Summary of answers provided
naSee belowRandi Stenstrop
naZollern Castle or ZollernschlossUlrike Lieder
naZollernschloss
Anja Brito
nasmall castle built by the Hohenzoller lineage
Irene Fried


  

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19 mins
small castle built by the Hohenzoller lineage


Explanation:
The Hohenzoller have been or still are an aristocratic family

Irene Fried
Germany
Local time: 10:17
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 102
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41 mins
Zollernschloss


Explanation:
Zollernschlösschen probably refers to a castle built by the (Hohen)Zollern dynasty. Since there is no translation for the name of this dynasty, I would probalby leave the "Zollern" part out alltogether, and maybe date it, i.e. "the castle built in...." or "the castle dating from...."
Alternatively, I would leave the entire name as is, i.e. "Zollernschloss". I found the following reference in the English version of the Balingen website:
"Since 1403 the Zollernschloss was resided by the actual chief steward, the highest official in Württemberg. After the castle was sold to the citizens of Balingen in 1752 it started to decay because of misuse, and was finally demolished in 1935. The water tower, the only remaining corner tower of the castle, is still to be seen at the southeastern corner of the former fortification. The reconstruction was done in close reference to old plans and by using historical substance."



    Reference: http://www.balingen.de/tourist/e_tour.htm
    Reference: http://www.balingen.de
Anja Brito
Canada
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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44 mins
Zollern Castle or Zollernschloss


Explanation:
Lassen Sie sich zu den Burgen und Schlössern rund um Balingen entführen. Das Ausflugsfährtle steckt voller Überraschungen und reicht vom Zollernschloss bis zum Schloß Sigmaringen, von der Hohenzollernburg bis zur Weitenburg. Notburg Geibel hat zusammengetragen, was man in einem Ausflugskreis mit Anfahrtsradius zwischen dreißig und sechzig Minuten alles erreichen kann.
http://www.zollernalbkurier.de/default.asp?show=/buecher/buc...

The previous answer is correct in that this is a castle built by the Hohenzollern dynasty. Note, however, that it's Hohenzollern (N at the end, not Hohenzoller).

A search on "Zollern Castle" will yield about 125 or so hits, a search on "Zollernschloss Balingen" narrows it down to about 6 or so (including the above reference).
Hope this helps!


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 01:17
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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2 hrs
See below


Explanation:
It seems that it took me too long to decide how much to include in my answer.

Still, I would like to remind you that what we have here is the diminutive (¨-chen), which has something to do with the "atmosphere" of your text.

Also, I'm not so sure that "Zollern-" means built by the Hohenzollern. I haven't had time to examine this in depth - BUT having seen the picture of the partly half-timbered Schlösschen and discovered that it was a bailiff's residence, I can't help associating it with the not very grand, also partly half-timbered "Schloss" of my Danish home town, which dates back to the 15th century or thereabouts and is still - or was until fairly recently - the residence of what corresponds roughly to a prefect. It was built for administrative purposes such as collecting taxes. Couldn't Zoller have something to do with Zoll (customs)? I think it's quite interesting and I intend to find out!

A long preamble! My conclusion is that I would play it safe and write small castle without involving the Hohenzollern - at least not without making sure that they really built it.

That's all!

Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 10:17
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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