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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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  • The Altenburg is located in the West of Bamberg, with beautiful views of the city and the Cathedral. The stronghold dates back to the 15th century. to their present extent. Including the Palace and the chapel of the Castle are worth a visit.
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  • We decided to walk to the castle. Its a fairly strenuous walk up the road but not too difficult. There is an easier pathway through a field, which we took on the way down. Castle is not as spectacular...  more »
  • The old town is interesting for its architecture. In this part of the city lived the clergy, all farmsteads were surrounded by fences and they were guarded by monks who were asked about going to visit. Therefore, practically all the houses with coats of arms. Curiously, wooden houses, but top plastered because it reduced property taxes for several years.
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