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. 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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  • I love the place, it was quiet difficult to walk up in a snowy winter day, but worth to do it. Wish to have some info point inside because it is one of the wonderful example of castles and half timber...  more »
  • The castle is positioned somewhere up there but from the fom is very difficult in an exquisite way you non-biliyorsj walk and all bamberg beneath your feet. very romantic and don't leave town without seeing this preserved Castle small
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  • Here you can the old Bamberg with its old farms well nachvooziehenen. You should connect it well after the Cathedral with the detour in the St. James Church. Here you can get the Nice good old middle ages presents
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  • Unfortunately you cannot get inside the castle. The tower is nice to climb. Drop 1 euro for entering the tower.
  • Castle on the tallest hill of Bamberg. Great view of city. Also you can climb the tower in the castle. We travelled by bus from the Bamberg train station. The hike from bus stop to castle was nice too! Must visit place in Bamberg.
  • fantastisch to wonder around and climb the tower to see over the whole city
  • Great views over Bamberg and surrounds. Coffee and food available. Do drop a buck into the collection box and walk up the tower.
  • Wonderful place in a wonderful location. It's a pity there are no guides and very little information, nothing written in english.
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