Rising from the spur of a hill, Burg Altena once served as the residence of the county bailiff. Today, the 13-century structure contains a museum and several interactive exhibits, including one dedicated to the Counts of Mark, powerful lords of the Holy Roman Empire. The site also hosts cultural events, such as the medieval and puppetry festivals. Make Burg Altena a centerpiece of your Altena vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Altena vacation app .
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  • The Burg Altena is a very beautiful castle that their same looks. Museum and the whole environment is a trip into the past. Only to recommend. My recommendation, lift Castle and Museum.
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  • This was absolutely amazing! I would recommend this to anyone. We were there on a special day where there were booths set up, live animals, plenty of food and lots of fun. My three year old granddaugh...  more »
  • Better late that never. Went in August 2016, I had the grand kids visiting during the school holidays from the UK and needed to keep them entertained. I went at the time that Altena was holding a Midd...  more »
  • Very nice castle. If you are there, I recommend you take the grand tour: it surely is worth the money!
  • Very nice castle where you can climb the winding stairs in towers, walk through multiple rooms. In every room you find materials like furniture, clothing and weapons so you get a nice view how life must have been in the past.
  • I visited during early July 2017 and many parts were under construction. It would have been nice for more information about the artifacts, but overall it is worth seeing.
  • A little bit out of hand but worth the detour. A medieval castle turned youth hostel, it has still some of the original (1920) hostel furniture, and lots of medieval exhibit inside.
  • Good place to visit to learn more about history.

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