Altenburg, Bamberg

4.5
#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in Bamberg
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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  • well-kept castle complex with beautiful beer garden, always worth a trip, great view from the tower over the region
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  • A castle near Bamberg with a lot of history. Since 1100 seat of the Babenbergs, then the bishops, once destroyed by the margraves, rebuilt, changing owners, Now a beautiful residence with restaurant and high observation tower
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  • Entire Bamberg at the palm of your hand. 1 euro entrance to the tower since maintenance is mostly volunteer based. I paid with delight because view is more than worth it.
  • Cool castle. The tower was closed, which was a bummer, but overall, worth the trip
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