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Fascinating medieval castle

This castle is a great place to visit for those that enjoy seeing historic castles and... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Alex Z
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This was absolutely amazing! I would recommend this to anyone. We were there on a special day... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Fritz-Thomee-Str. 80, 58762 Altena, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2352 9667034
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Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Altena Castle is a beautiful structure in an excellent condition: that's because 90% of the castle was rebuild in the early 20th century and therefore is not genuine (which was rather disappointing for me personally). But because the look & feel of the in- and...More

3  Thank edgar_was_here
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This castle is a great place to visit for those that enjoy seeing historic castles and understanding more about medieval life. The rooms themselves are fascinating and span a wide array of aspects of life from centuries ago. The kids especially enjoyed seeing all the...More

Thank Alex Z
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This was absolutely amazing! I would recommend this to anyone. We were there on a special day where there were booths set up, live animals, plenty of food and lots of fun. My three year old granddaughter had an amazing time as well as the...More

2  Thank mendiz2013
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Better late that never. Went in August 2016, I had the grand kids visiting during the school holidays from the UK and needed to keep them entertained. I went at the time that Altena was holding a Middle Ages Festival, mittel alterfest, which takes over...More

1  Thank pederzolli2017
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours at the Burg. Just the right time for the parking ticket in the town centre. We took the elevator up and the walkway to the lift was a great way to get the children ready for the visit. Fairytales and...More

Thank norag821
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were looking for a place to visit around Dortmund . The castle is half an hour drive from city. It is an amazing small hill town. It was after Christmas , before new year's eve . Although it was icy cold still was beautiful...More

Thank Zeynep D
Reviewed 16 November 2016

As child i have been there nearly every day inside and outside of this castle. The place of borne was directly below the castle in location Bachstraße 74 and my grandparents own a butcher`s shop in Freiheitstrasse 4 at the base of the castle hill...More

Thank Achti
Reviewed 3 November 2016

spent a rainy afternoon just exploring this place. Awesome firplaces with delft tile. Not really accessable if you can't climb stairs but well kept.

Thank countryt
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit. The castle is beautiful and there is a lot to see. We did the visit with the audioguide and it was quite interresting.

Thank AlecT123
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Terrific museum, knights and armor, ancient weapons... a dungeon, a 500 foot well... fascinating place to visit! This castle is also the world's oldest Youth Hostel! (still in operation!) New tram brings you from the quaint village nestled on the banks of a river up...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Beautifully maintained facility. Easily accessible from town by elevator to top of hill. Great views of river town. Military and hunting history displayed. Full family history of castle from 1000A.D. thru the ages. Good entry into surrounding industry into metals and wire.

Thank Roman G
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James B
4 January 2015|
Response from 212carstenh |
Yes, there's a festival and other events with music every year. It's a great place for such because of the very unspoiled environment. Check it out 😉
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