Ruine Altenstein

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 33 out of 36 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The small castle complex was used for a long time as a forester's lodge, until it was at the end of the Second World War in the middle of the inner German border. The forester lived there until 1954, after which the castle was a youth hostel for a while. In 1973 it was blown up due to the stricter border guard and was no longer accessible until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Meanwhile, the building fabric has been secured and the castle is again a popular hiking destination.

    translated byView Original
    • October 18, 2018

  • Steffen

    Beautiful old castle

    translated byView Original
    • April 7, 2019

  • Peter 😎 🚵‍♀️ 👋

    Unfortunately, the castle ruin has already decayed, many bumblebees are sitting in the sandstone joints

    translated byView Original
    • January 4, 2020

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Ruine Altenstein

Location: Asbach-Sickenberg, Eichsfeld, Thuringia, Germany


  • Elevation370 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Asbach-Sickenberg