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Altenburg, Bamberg

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Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Nice castle a spectacular view off historic Bamberg the climb to the castle can be made by car bike or on foot. The biergarten is nice good local meer an proper german food. 
    Nice castle a spectacular view off historic Bamberg the climb to the castle can be made by car bike or on foot. The biergarten is nice good local meer an proper german food.  more »
  • Beautiful castle on top of the hill with a great view of Altstadt Bamberg. There is a restaurant too 
    Beautiful castle on top of the hill with a great view of Altstadt Bamberg. There is a restaurant too  more »
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  • Amazing views over Bamberg. Delicious food and great beers, plus it's lovely to just walk around and explore the castle area (great for kids too). We've also been to the evening restaurant, which is also excellent. Highly recommended if you're in the area. Cheers to Oliver and all. 🍻
  • Don’t worry about getting there. It’s an easy walk and totally worth it. You’ll have a great view and plenty of beverage+food options up there :)

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