Above the Lennetal valley, the castle Altena towers on a steep mountain promontory. If you are too lazy to climb up with your own muscle, you can take the lift that leads from the valley directly to the castle. There is a lot to see at the top of the castle. Next to the museum there is the first youth hostel in the world. The physical well-being is also taken care of. Even in the dark, the castle looks very nice, as it is illuminated.
November 3, 2016
Burg Altena owes its international fame to the first permanent youth hostel in the world, which was inaugurated here in 1914. It is preserved as a museum World Youth Hostel still in its original state. Main museum on the castle is the Museum of County Mark. The suspense of the exhibition ranges from geological prehistory to the Middle Ages, the Early Modern Age and the Industrial Age to the present day.
February 6, 2019
In 1914 the first permanent youth hostel in the world was established on the castle. The original rooms are now a museum.
In 2014 an elevator to the castle was built. This begins at the foot of the Klusenberg after an approximately 95 meter long adventure course from the pedestrian zone Lennestrasse and leads 60 meters vertically through the rock to the castle courtyard. On the way, visitors get insights into 900 years of castle history in a time tunnel at six stations, from Wieland the blacksmith to the world's first youth hostel.
July 24, 2019
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