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Burg Altena, Altena

#21 of 106 in Historic Sites in North Rhine-Westphalia
Castle Tourist Spot
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. See Burg Altena and all Altena has to offer by arranging your trip with our Altena itinerary builder.
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  • We were looking for a place to visit around Dortmund . The castle is half an hour drive from city. It is an amazing small hill town. It was after Christmas , before new year's eve . Although it was ic...  more »
  • As child i have been there nearly every day inside and outside of this castle. The place of borne was directly below the castle in location Bachstraße 74 and my grandparents own a butcher`s shop in Fr...  more »
  • spent a rainy afternoon just exploring this place. Awesome firplaces with delft tile. Not really accessable if you can't climb stairs but well kept.  more »
  • When I got there for few hours i forgot who i was. The view was amazing. I recommend to everyone...
  • Beautiful medeival Castle. Not crowded
  • nice museum when you speak german
  • Great old castle with lots to see.
  • A medieval castle that became the world's first youth hostel. Amazing to see, very historical. Well worth making the drive to see!