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“Panoramic View from Castle- get lost in time”
Review of Altenburg

Ranked #7 of 52 things to do in Bamberg
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Robinson, TX
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Panoramic View from Castle- get lost in time”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We took the Bamberger Huegel 6-Tour from the Bamberg DOM to Altenburg after meeting a local that considered this a "must do". Although Bamberg is not a busy city, you loose track of time when visiting Altenburg. Enjoy the old castle, hike to the top of the watch tower, enjoy the panoramic views and have a nice bottle of wine or beer. Definitely a highlight of the trip. We planned on only staying an hour but spent twice that much time just enjoying the views of the city and countryside. The "6 Hills Tour" is only in German but not that long and hiking to Altenburg would be a long hike. The tour driver did speak with us in English when he was on his break and gave us a snapshot English tour.

Visited June 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“interesting place to visit”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is in the same square as the cathedral and the new residenz. had some interesting exhibits and many things to see in this former bishops residenz. Highly recommended but mostly in German.

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Howick, South Africa
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“nice views of the area”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

take to into a bus converted Tram for a city tour.

It takes 1 hour and it is most interesting.
I has a stop at the Altenburg, where one can take a walk and enjoy the views.
If you have time have a cup of coffee next to the Burg

Visited April 2014
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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Get great photos of Bamberg from here”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

There are great views of Bamberg on a clear day from Altenburg. There's not much to see up there but atmospheric nevertheless. There's a small car park at the very top and another a short walk from the castle. Well worth spending half an hour to take some photos.

Visited March 2014
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Kaltenbrunn, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Do yourself a favor, don’t miss this…”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Along with Bamberg the Altenburg, the fortress presiding over Bamberg is “a must see” Point Of Interest for any visitor of Germany. Most of the tourists are attracted by Rothenburg, Nurnberg, Heidelberg, Koln, Munich and Berlin, however only a few are lucky to land in Bamberg. This city is the only German City that survived the second WW without destruction, maintaining its initial medieval flair. The city from where the last crusade was stared and never ended... I could start a list with at least 30 unique points of interest specific to this city of Franconia however, I believe is better to enjoy the reality. Go and visit, you will never regret it and please include the Altenburg on this list. You might find yourself in a situation where, once in Bamberg you are not going to know which of the attractions, gardens, museums, cathedral or churches, clerical residences, streets with medieval specific flare, etc., don't forget the fortress. You deserve better.

Visited August 2013
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