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Verblasste Spuren

Obermayer German Jewish History Award 2015 

Town and county

The Skat town Altenburg
... so much worth to explore!

The East Thuringian town of Altenburg with its about 33.000 inhabitants is the intellectual and cultural center of the Altenburg County. The former residential town, documentary proofed in 976 for the first  first time by Emperor Otto II., can look back on over 1000 years of history. World famous Altenburg is as town of Skat and playing cards. The still largely preserved historic city with numerous architectural treasures gives Altenburg an exceptional and truly unique flair.

The many-towered silhouette is dominated by the huge palace complex in the center, in its walls the well-known castle and playing card museum is housed. However, the most significant museum of Altenburg is the Lindenau-Museum. It houses a unique collection of ancient pottery and early Italian panel paintings. The Italian collection is the largest of its kind north of the Alps. Large cultural attraction is the theatre which has a long tradition in the town. Finally, Altenburg has made itself a name as a music and theater town on the Thuringian borders. For more information: www.altenburg.eu


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Residenzschloss Altenburg

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Das historische Nikolaiviertel

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Der Altenburger Markt

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Lindenau-Museum

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Sonnenuntergang am Großen Teich

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Der Altenburger Bahnhof

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Brücke zum Inselzoo

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Teehaus

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Schloss Windischleuba

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Skyline Altenburger Altstadt


The Altenburg County

... Picturesque scenery and a wealth of culture!

Around the newly introduced district town Altenburg lying is the county called "Altenburger Land". He was formed by the former counties Schmölln and Altenburg on 1 July 1994 as the most eastern district of the Free State of Thuringia. In addition to the five communities with municipal law (Altenburg, Gößnitz, Lucka, Meuselwitz and Schmölln) the Altenburger Land is rich of picturesque villages, nestled in the Leipzig lowlands.

Tourism is an important economic factor in the region. In addition to the town of Altenburg, which can boast a wealth of attractions and cultural treasures, a beautiful landscape, many beautiful farmhouses, half-timbered houses and a variety of attractions can be found throughout the county . Come here and find out! For more information: www.altenburgerland.de