"Welcome to ALTENBURG" Altenburg by Leipzig

Altenburg Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 113 photos

Altenburg is situated 45 km (28 mi) south of Leipzig and is well-known as Skat-City. It was first mentioned in 976 and became capital of the duchy Saxony-Altenburg in 1603. After World War One it became part of the state of Thuringia.
In Altenburg playing cards have been manufactured for over 400 years and since 1927 the Skat Court has its headquarter in Altenburg and judges in disputes referring to the game.

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  • In a nutshell:Altenburg is an insider tip for tourists - great castle and nice old buildings in the centre
  • Last visit to Altenburg: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • bonio's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Thanks for these good tips, looking forward to my visit at the weekend

  • Aug 11, 2006 at 10:47 PM

    With any luck I shall be landing here tomorrow - never knew it was famous for a card game (which I've never heard of ... until now :)) Helpful transportation info - thanks!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2005 at 12:04 PM

    I went to Altenburg last May to see an opera (with friends from Gera) and liked it very much. -- Looking forward to meeting you in Karlsruhe on Sunday.

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2004 at 1:07 PM

    This cute little town has not been on my list so far. Thanks for introducing it to us! Very interesting page (especially for me as a Skat player :-))

  • Thuringia's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2003 at 8:17 AM

    Hallo Christian, Du erweist dich immer wieder als Liebhaber und Kenner unserer Heimat! Ich zieh' den Hut, und weiter so! Herzliche Grüße!

  • Agraichen's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2003 at 4:04 PM

    Great sites. I enjoyed your Christmas and New Years pictures imensely.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2002 at 5:21 PM

    Well done, Christian!

  • jorgblaser's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2002 at 3:22 AM

    hey das sieht ja alles super aus!!! well done!!! joerg


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