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Altenburg

Altenburg, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Great view over Bamberg

Walked up to the castle, you can get a bus there but it is a nice walk and I'm sure makes you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James M
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Lots to look at

The older part of this town is charming, with many older timber-framed buildings offering much for... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Andy F
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent43%
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  • Average11%
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“walk up” (6 reviews)
“nice castle” (3 reviews)
“watch tower” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:15
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Altenburg, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up to the castle, you can get a bus there but it is a nice walk and I'm sure makes you appreciate the view. A couple of nice benches on the way to stop and admire the view over the town. The castle is...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The older part of this town is charming, with many older timber-framed buildings offering much for the tourist to look at. There was less damage here in WWII than in nearby Nuremberg. The old Green Market is a pleasant space with lots of stalls. Many...More

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

dating back to the middle ages, this castle and its tower offer breathtaking views of the city and surroundings and you can feel the historic spirit up there. well worth a visit and for free! (tower is 1 Euro only) . easy walk into town...More

1  Thank Christine E
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

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 timbered German houses. Takes you...More

2  Thank meltem e
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I made the 45 minute walk on a warm sunny winter day. It takes you into another world and more spectacular views. I met couple who took a taxi if walking is an issue. Another treasure of the area.

1  Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

You need to be fit if you choose to walk from town because the road is hilly and steep in places. But it’s really interesting and offers a great view into Bamberg and the sourronding area for quite some distance. The castle and grounds are...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you want to get to Altenburg on your own you might have a problem because nobody seems to know how to explain getting there. Everybody recommend taking the City tour bus. Anyway, we didn't. We took the 910 bus from Stadtmitte/ZOB (or you can...More

4  Thank BucharestElena_64
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful castle. There are signs detailing the history that are in German and English. Inside there's a little cafe and restaurant if you choose to sit down. It's 1 euro to climb the tower but well worth it. The views at the top are amazing.

2  Thank Carrie D
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Walk up from Bamberg is hardly strenuous if you are of fit mind and body. Views are nice but not spectacular. Much of the 'castle' was reconstructed in the period of the Romantic movement. It is all free, mind. Nice little restaurant in the courtyard...More

1  Thank nibblepibbley
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

excellent food, very nice service, location is really awesome with beautiful views and some very good privacy

Thank marctremel
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whalewatcher09
7 February 2016|
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Response from G C | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Team DC. It isn't a difficult walk but it is time consuming.
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