Altenburg, Bamberg

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#5 of 9 in Historic Sites in Bamberg
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. A visit to Altenburg represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bamberg road trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • Walk up from Bamberg is hardly strenuous if you are of fit mind and body. Views are nice but not spectacular. Much of the 'castle' was reconstructed in the period of the Romantic movement. It is all f...  more »
  • excellent food, very nice service, location is really awesome with beautiful views and some very good privacy  more »
  • While visiting Bamberg we walked from the town centre up to this castle and it was most enjoyable. The walk took us approximately 30-40 mins and it was a steady but gradual climb and during the walk t...  more »
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  • Awesome views, great walk through nature. If you're not that fit you can take a bus up hill.
  • Most beautiful 360 view of Bamberg, good walk up. Have not tried the restaurant
  • The hike up is alone worth the visit. The castle offers some great sweeping vistas of Bamberg.
  • Great view and super nice place!!
  • 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.

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