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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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  • Followed the road and was surprised to see an intact complete castle. Beautiful views even though it was the end of Oct.. There is a restaurant there, but it did not look like you could go thru the ca...  more »
  • Castle is historically little relevance, a film of dr. Markus in 1801. It is now used for private parties and restaurant. Just a drink can not. The walk from Bamberg is beautiful and the view of Bamberg as well.
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  • We went by car to the Castle. Below the Castle, there is a car park, you can go with the car but also to the very top, there's additional parking. The entrance to the Castle area is free, only for the Tower, you have to pay€ 1 per person. From below, as well as from the tower you have very nice views of Bamberg and surrounding area. The stairs in the tower are relatively narrow and steep. Otherwise there's not much to see, you must plan not much time at the Castle.
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