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Altenburg, Bamberg

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • If you choose to walk up to the castle, it is a bit steep. But the view is well worth it, even on a cloudy day. The view from the top of the watch tower is great!  more »
  • You can access this small castle by public transit. It is worthwhile to enjoy the beautiful views over Bamberg from this hill, and for those who need to fortify themselves after hiking up here, there ...  more »
  • Walked up here to get a view, see the Castle, and just enjoy the walk up the hill. We went up the streets to there seeing some of the residential areas and then back down the greener areas. The park a...  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.