Schloss Altenstein

Schloss Altenstein

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Recommended by 330 out of 349 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The Altenstein Castle was built in 1736 as a residential castle on the foundations of the worn-out Altenstein Castle for the dukes of Meiningen. After numerous changes of ownership it served at the time of the GDR as Handwerkererholungsheim. It was included in the list of monuments in the 1970s and should be opened to visitors along with the garden. In 1982, the work resulted in a catastrophic fire in which the castle burned to the ground. Even before the turnaround began with improper renovations, which quickly came to a halt. After a long construction break, the castle has been renovated since 2010 and is to be restored to its original state. From the outside you can already visit the magnificent building and stroll through the extensive park.

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    • October 18, 2018

  • Torsten

    The castle with its park is really a feast for the eyes.
    At least it is still a construction site inside. But there are nice corners and niches all around where you can stay. A beautifully planted park invites you to stroll.

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    • December 27, 2018

  • Mike

    The castle is now almost completely renovated and is becoming more and more a feast for the eyes.

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    • February 18, 2019

  • BAMA

    Just look into the distance and let your mind wander.

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    • April 2, 2018

  • Tom

    Super great and well-kept landscape park (Prince Pückler sends greetings) with great plantings - 2021 outdoor location of the BUGA in Erfurt

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    • July 31, 2019

  • Eva Christenfeldt

    A walk around the castle is worthwhile. You can discover new things in every corner.

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    • April 25, 2020

  • Susanne Vollrath

    Knights' chapel

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    • May 3, 2020

  • Susi

    It is a very beautiful and spacious park, the castle is the highlight

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    • August 17, 2020

  • Wieby 1978 🚲 🥾 🧗🏼‍♀️ 👩🏼

    A few kilometers from Thuringia's oldest spa town, Bad Liebenstein, is Altenstein Castle.
    A really nice castle and the park is very well maintained 👍🏻😊

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    • September 8, 2020

  • Sopho, Micha & Bella 🐶🐾

    The court marshal's office, the building with the column passage, was the seat of the economic administrator at the time.
    The rotunda housed horse stables and an orangery.
    The two head buildings were the gentleman's houses.
    They were used as guest and servant houses.
    The buildings were built between 1803 and 1815.
    The park and palace administration is now located in the northern Kavaliershaus.
    During the GDR era from 1951, the complex was used as a forestry school, later in 1958 it was converted into an agricultural engineering school.
    From 5.10. In 1992, TÜV Thüringen e. V. has a technical academy in the building and offers courses and retraining in the field of occupational safety and landscaping.
    Since 2015, the information center of the development association has been located in the passage of the main gate with exhibition rooms for the restoration of the castle, the history of Altenstein, the ducal house and the region around the Altenstein, where information material can also be purchased.
    There is a small museum with historical exhibits on the upper floor.

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    • September 30, 2020

  • J e s s i e ✌🏻

    We love being here, and we walk various hiking trails.
    Everything is well signposted and the paths are very easy to walk on, you don't always need hiking shoes, sneakers are enough here. 😊
    There are many different ways to hike in and around the castle park, in the park you can discover a lot of different places, so whichever one you can walk directly - lunchtime / sometimes even walk, and you have an incredibly great view at 3 4 places also over the entire park and over Schweina (on the Morgan Plateau) and Bad Liebenstein (something to be found below in the park)
    What is of course also a highlight is the Devil's Bridge, there you have a view of the castle - wonderfully beautiful with a bench, for kids of course the bridge is also a highlight. 🤭
    So you have to take your time for the castle park and the surrounding area! ☝🏻

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    • February 21, 2021

  • BAMA

    Altenstein Castle was built in 1736 as a residential castle (country house) of the Dukes of Meiningen and expanded after 1800 as a summer residence. The castle is located in a large park, the Altensteiner Park, and together with the outbuildings forms the Altenstein district of the spa town of Bad Liebenstein in the Wartburg district in Thuringia.
    (... from Wiki)

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    • July 23, 2020

  • Simone

    You absolutely have to take your time for the castle park and the surrounding area. There is a lot to see in the extensive grounds and wonderful viewpoints. You will find a picnic area everywhere.

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    • April 19, 2020

  • Kathrin

    Always beautiful

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    • September 19, 2020

  • Mathias57

    What has been rebuilt since 2010 looks pretty good. It will be interesting to see how it will look inside and, above all, when it will be finished. Then I would definitely come back again.
    With over 500 pictures, there is certainly nothing that has not already been photographed. And there are really nice pictures, so I do not upload my own photos 😊.

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    • October 14, 2020

  • Willigipfel

    Large, extensive landscape park with many sights in the center of which is the wonderful castle and castle garden.

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    • December 12, 2020

  • Scotty 🦊

    Great destination 😊

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    • January 6, 2021

  • Webs 🤙🏻

    Very nice castle with a well-kept park

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    • April 26, 2021

  • Mike

    The Hofmarschallamt at the main entrance to the park Altenstein was the seat of the Wästschaftsverwalter. It includes two cavalier houses for Duke's guests, stables and an orangery.

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    • February 18, 2019

  • Heinz K

    This English manor style castle is a magnificent gem. But what's even better is that it has been rebuilt!

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    • February 21, 2021

  • Uta Rö

    very nice park, will be a branch of the Buga in 2021

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    • April 4, 2021

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Location: Bad Liebenstein, Wartburgkreis, Thuringia, Germany


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