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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  • Altena Castle is located in the city of Altena. This is a fabulously beautiful medieval castle of 11 century. When entering the Castle and in the elevator, you are welcomed by a couple of interactive characters. It's fun even for adults. From the Castle Tower opens a beautiful view on the city and the river Lenne. The Castle has a unique collection of arms, armour, household items. Really liked the Castle Dutch fireplaces. The Castle will be interesting both to adults and children.
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  • We have visited today for the first time the Burg Altena and are thrilled! Point 1: Price SUPER admission 6 euros if required plus 3 euro for that (you can do, but doesn't have to) patrols are experience lift point 2: very clear and wonderfully created and described. Point 3: that exhibits be point 4: have to be beautifully presented very well, otherwise it will be difficult we will visit the next Christmas market at the castle in any case.
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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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  • 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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