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If you fancy a hand of cards then Altenburg is for you. Playing cards have been produced here for over 500 years and in the centre of the town is monument to the national card game ’skat’ which was first played here. The town goes back over 1000 years and has an impressive castle set on a rocky outcrop, with market squares and a magnificent Town Hall. The brewery is a very important part of the town and you can still buy collapsible top hats on Rossplan Square. The Skat fountain on Bruhl Square is said to bring you good luck if you baptise your cards under the water.


Population 38 200
Currency 1€ = 100 cents
Opening hours Normal opening hours are 8.30 until 18.00 weekdays and 8.30 until 13.00 Saturdays.
Newspapers Die Zeit
Leipziger Volkszeitung
Emergency numbers 112
Tourist information Altenburger Tourismus Information
Markt 17, Altenburg
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 18.00, Sat - Sun 10.00 - 16.00
+49 3447 512 800