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Altenburg, Bamberg

#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in Bamberg
Castle · Hidden Gem · 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. 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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  • Beautiful castle on top of the hill with a great view of Altstadt Bamberg. There is a restaurant too  more »
  • Was my first time to visit this beautiful town, and I was surprise, definitely is my retire city, is really beautiful, its cathedral, cellars, channels, the view, the city of the seven hills and...  more »
  • Wonderful views and an impressive place. Get ready for lots of stairs if you visit the top of the tower. Restaurant was also very nice, staff attentive and food was excellent.
  • Very nice staff, calm place and an awesome view from the tower. Hiked up from the city via the Rübezahlweg... worth a hike and worth a stay! Looking forward to summer to test the beer garden:)
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