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Altenburg, Bamberg

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The imposing Altenburg castle, which dates back to 1109, sits on the tallest of Bamberg's seven hills. During one period, bishops resided here. During another, it served as a prison. Arrange a guided tour through the castle for more information about its past. For a small fee, you can climb up the tower to take in the superb views of Bamberg. Put Altenburg and other Bamberg attractions into our Bamberg vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful views over the country (Bamberg), dieUmgebung of the Castle invites to linger and hiking.
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  • We had read that the walk can be a bit of a challenge; absolutely agree with this assessment - but you can take your time and enjoy the views along the way. There are numerous benches to sit and look ...  more »
  • This nice and friendly restaurant at the highest Bamberg hill offers good food in a quiet and pleasant atmosphere  more »
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  • The hike up is alone worth the visit. The castle offers some great sweeping vistas of Bamberg.
  • Very nice view of Bamberg. There is a pretty long hike to the top but its worth it. But if you can't manage the hike there are cheap shuttles to the top. It really is a must see if you are in Bamberg.
  • Beautiful views of Bamberg plus the Castle is in amazing condition
  • Beautiful castle. From the past is unfortunately not so much about, but since the castle was completely rebuilt. Also the views of Bamberg and surrounding area is worth the euros for the climb to the tower.
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  • Beautiful castle with intact buildings, beautiful views and public toilet. Restaurant was just, hardly any information boards etc.
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