Altenburg Tourism

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Altenburg is a city in Thuringia, Germany, located 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Leipzig, 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of Dresden and 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Erfurt. It is the capital of the Altenburger Land district and part of a polycentric old-industrial textile and metal production region between Gera, Zwickau and Chemnitz with more than 1 million inhabitants, while the city itself has a population of 33,000. Altenburg was first mentioned in 976 and later became one of the first German cities within former Slavic area, east of the Saale river (as part of the medieval Ostsiedlung movement). The emperor Frederick Barbarossa visited Altenburg several times between 1165 and 1188, hence the town is named a Barbarossa town today. Since the 17th century, Altenburg was the residence of different Ernestine duchies, of whom the Saxe-Altenburg persisted until the end of monarchy in Germany in 1918. Industrialization reached Altenburg and the region quite early in the first half of the 19th century and flourished until the Great Depression around 1930. Economic malaise set in while Altenburg was in East Germany and continued after German reunification in 1990, evidenced by a decline in population, high unemployment and house vacancy rates. The main sights of Altenburg are the castle, the Lindenau-Museum, the historic city centre (most buildings are from early-modern origin) and the Gründerzeit architecture around the centre. The popular German card game Skat was developed in Altenburg during the 1810s and the founder of the famous Brockhaus Enzyklopädie, Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, lived and worked in Altenburg between 1810 and 1817. Altenburg lies in the flat and fertile landscape of Osterland on the Pleiße river in the very east of Thuringia, next to the neighboring federal state of Saxony.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Altenburg in Germany. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Altenburg like a local. Altenburg is located at a short trip away from Dresden a major city in Germany. Add Dresden to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Leipzig Zoo, St. Thomas Church, St. Nicholas Church. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Dresden Airport. To explore Altenburg, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Altenburg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Altenburg

    Know the pollution level of Altenburg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.38 (Very Low)
  • Altenburg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Altenburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Altenburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 36 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 23 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 39 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56 (Moderate)
  • Living in Altenburg - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Altenburg is 162.23 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.2 (High)
    • Climate Index 80.91 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.6 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 57.64 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.36 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 77.78 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Altenburg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Altenburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 84.32 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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