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Do & See

Nikolaiviertel

Romance will be in the air as you stroll around this attractive part of the town with its many ancient tiny houses. Take your time here to enjoy the history and relax with a cup of coffee.
Castle and Playing Card Museum and Card Fountain

Castle and Playing Card Museum and Card Fountain

You will find the playing card museum inside the castle walls whilst the card fountain is in an old town square. The museum contains a large playing card exhibition and other ducal collections such as antique porcelain and furniture.
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Lindenau Museum

This houses one of Europe’s finest collections of Italian Renaissance Art, ceramics and classical statues and is considered one of the most important art museums in East Germany. There is a café on site and also a shop.
Theater Altenburg-gera

Theater Altenburg-gera

Theatre Altenburg-gera was built in 1869 and was once the Royal Theatre. It is well worth a look inside as it has a beautiful historical interior. Approximately 165,000 people visit the theatre annually.
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Altenburg Brewery and Museum

Experience the Art Noveau brewing room and get a chance to sample some of the local beer. Special evenings mean you can try a few samples and enjoy some local food. For beer connoisseurs there is a chance to drink as much beer as you can in an hour, quite a challenge!
Altenburg Distillery

Altenburg Distillery

Altenburg Distillery invites you to a place where you can try the many different liqueurs from the region and find out how they are made. They have a factory shop if you find something that is in particularly tasty.
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Altenburg Towers

Visit Altenburg’s many towers and get a bird’s eye view of the town. You can choose from the towers in the castle to Nikolaiturm in the old town or the tower gallery at the Brüderkirche. Another alternative is the watchman’s apartment at Bartholomew’s Church.
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