Burg Altena

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Recommended by 186 out of 191 hikers


  • Markus

    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.

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    • November 3, 2016

  • Jürgen

    A ride on the event elevator is worthwhile, the tunnel is an experience.
    I can only recommend the visit to the Castle and German Wire Museum.
    A visit to the FIRST Youth Hebrew in the world is obligatory!

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    • January 10, 2016

  • Andreas away

    Up the trail - just follow the sign "Zuweg Höhenflug" from the train station.

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    • December 6, 2016

  • Jonas

    Altena Castle is definitely worth a visit.

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    • April 10, 2017

  • Klaus K3nt

    The castle is very sighted!

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    • April 21, 2017

  • Andre Doernen

    beautiful castle was from the castle high Limburg there hiked, was also a great way.

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    • October 20, 2017

  • Stefan

    A very well preserved castle. A visit is worthwhile

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    • June 24, 2018

  • Lars

    Very great medieval castle, which you can visit and learn a lot.

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    • October 21, 2018

  • Matthias

    For traveling people, the youth hostel Burg Altena offers a cozy accommodation.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Klaus

    By train to Altena and then up to the castle. Great tours in the castle with lots of sights.
    After visiting the castle, hike along the wire trade path to Iserlohn.

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    • October 21, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    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.

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    • February 6, 2019

  • casterℹx (Rainer S.)

    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.

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    • July 24, 2019

  • Fcl

    After inspecting the castle gate, the tour around the castle is all the more exciting from different perspectives.

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    • March 23, 2020

  • Beastmaster

    1. Hostel of the world

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    • January 5, 2019

  • Sechzigtoni

    The castle offers a museum and gastronomy. Also suitable for children, as a lift from the village leads up to the castle.

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    • June 20, 2019

  • Yoda80

    The oldest youth hostel in Germany is located here and is still in operation - very worth seeing.

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    • April 17, 2020

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Best Hikes to Burg Altena

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

  • Easy
    2.19 mi
    2.0 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
  • Easy
    2.90 mi
    2.1 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
  • Intermediate
    8.23 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
  • Difficult
    14.8 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,250 ft
    2,250 ft
Location: Altena, Märkischer Kreis, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation210 m

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