"Altena - town of wire with interesting castle!" Altena by himalia11

Altena Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 49 photos

Altena is located in the west Sauerland, a low mountain region in the south-east of North Rhein Westphalia. The town is found in the valley of the river Lenne, with mountains on each side, a very nice area!
Altena has a very interesting castle and as the main industry there was the wire production, you'll here also find a museum dedicated to wire. And when driving from Altena in direction Lüdenscheid, you'll see several old building of companies that have/had to do with wire.

More information on Altena can be found on the websites www.altena-tourismus.de and www.altena.de

  • Last visit to Altena: Jul 2008
  • Intro Written Aug 13, 2008
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    Jun 20, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Angela, fabulous little page with brilliant photos. I have been to Altena quite a few times. It is not only said to be the town with the first youth hostel, but it Is definitely the town where the first "Jugendherberge" was founded.

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