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Burg Altena, Altena

(4.4/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
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  • You can so much to explore and discover. Alone of the hiking trails to the Burg Altena is beautiful and this one has a beautiful view over the Valley. Parking spaces are very limited at the Castle. Therefore better parking below the castle on the "long campaign". There is no parking problems. The footpath to the Castle from there approx. 15 minutes. Otherwise, but also a small castle bus runs up to the Castle. There is much to discover. A wonderful exciting Museum, the first youth hostel in the world, a castle lift through the mountain down to the city centre or of course up to the Castle. A restaurant, a tower for the climb, and much is still more. For beautiful photos alone, it is worth to visit the Castle.
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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 »
  • After extensive renovation in the 2000s, the castle with its interesting Museum presents. Exhibits on regional history in an attractive design are presented. The Knight's armor in the present children of great popularity is enjoyed during my visit.
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  • A medieval castle that became the world's first youth hostel. Amazing to see, very historical. Well worth making the drive to see!
  • Very nice place in very nice cosy village. Come to Altena on Sunday and go tho the Fleumarkt! The castle is another reason to come to this city. Even to wonder around the castle worth to come here.
  • What a great place to visit. Well worth taking the elevator up and going through all the exhibits. Very well done, informative and easy to follow tour. Great for kids as well with lots of armor and weapons towards the end of the tour. Would go again in a heartbeat.
  • Just okay honestly. Nothing spectacular but it is interesting to know that the world's first youth hostel is located in it!
  • Drove 1.5 hrs to visit, not really worth the trip.