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.
October 18, 2018
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.(Source: nothnfr.de)
September 30, 2020
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! ☝🏻
February 21, 2021
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)
July 23, 2020
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 😊.
October 14, 2020
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