Here you will find practical tips and further information for your stay.
is a city that has many cultural highlights to offer. One of the most famous attractions is the Altena
Castle, a medieval castle that now houses the World Youth Hostel Museum. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in the history of youth hostels and learn more about their significance for the international youth movement.
Another interesting museum in Altena
is the German Wire Museum. Here, you can learn everything about the material wire and its importance for the region. The museum also shows how wire products are made and what role they play in various industries.
For art lovers, the City Gallery in Haus Köster-Emden is a must-see. Here, contemporary art exhibitions are regularly shown. The gallery is an important place for the local art scene and offers visitors an insight into the current art scene.
In addition to these cultural highlights, there are also some historical buildings to visit in Altena
. St. Matthew's Parish Church is an impressive church from the 19th century with a rich history. The Stone Bridge over the Lenne is another historic building that should not be missed.
For those interested in architecture, Haus Mückenburg should also be visited. This 18th-century building is an example of Baroque architecture and was formerly used as a residential building. Today, it houses a restaurant and offers visitors an insight into the architectural history of the region.
Another historic building in Altena
is the Reformed Church. This church was built in the 17th century and is an example of the style of Reformed churches in Westphalia.
The city area of Altena
belongs to the Sauerland-Rothaargebirge Nature Park and has several nature reserves and natural monuments. Here, you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and discover rare animal and plant species.
Sports enthusiasts also get their money's worth in Altena
. VfB Altena
was active in the Oberliga until the 1980s and even won the title of German team champion twice in table tennis. There is also a boxing club with a sub-division for Kempō Karate as well as an outdoor and indoor swimming pool in the district of Dahle.
For visitors who like to participate in events, there are many opportunities in Altena
. The Altena
Medieval Festival, the Schützenfest, Castle goes Celtic, the weekly market, the Mark-E Triathlon, the Altena
Advertising Week, the Christmas market and an annual flea market are just a few examples of regular events in the city.
When it comes to accommodation, there are many options to choose from in Altena
. However, one of the best hotel
s in the city is Gasthof Spelsberg
. This 3-star hotel is located about 20 km from the Hagen City Hall and offers its guests a garden, free private parking, as well as a terrace and a restaurant. In addition, the hotel has free Wi-Fi and comfortable rooms.
offers its visitors a variety of attractions and activities as well as a wide range of accommodation options such as Gasthof Spelsberg
. Whether you are interested in culture, history or nature - everyone will find something to their taste here!
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