A perfect day

First start of with a delicious breakfast at Cafe Domizil, located in the centre of the town. Here you will be able to buy a good meal for a great price. It’s the perfect start to a busy day. Located just across the square is the Brüderkirche church. Venture inside to get a better view of its wonderful architecture and beautiful stained glass windows.

Once you’ve explored the church, it’s time to move on to a walking or biking tour of the region. Altenburg and the towns surrounding it are linked with clean and well-maintained bike trails. You can use them to travel from one place to the next, or just to explore the forests, lakes and natural habitats around Altenburg.

When it is time for a lunch break, why not try one of the famous delicacies of the region? Altenburg produces its own varieties of mustards and cheeses, as well as plenty of crisp, fresh produce.

Of the entire playing card production in Germany, Altenburg produces 90%. Playing cards are a cornerstone of the town’s history, as they have been produced here for half a millennium. The Plazing Card Museum is conveniently located in Altenburg's breathtaking castle. One may tour the museum and view the history of card production as well as the history of the castle's royal residence of the Dukes of Saxony. Tours are available 6 days a week (closed on Mondays), with the last tour of the day beginning at 4:30 P.M.

If time allows it, head to the Altenburger brewery. There are nine different varieties of beer which are produced in the brewery are well-known throughout Thuringia. Quench your thirst with one of the many varieties of Altenburger beer. Their premium beer won the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (German Agricultural Society) gold prize every year from 2006 to 2009.

When one is looking for a dinner location, the best place to check out in the center of the city is the Altenburg Ratskeller. The restaurant is located in the town hall which dates back to the 16th century. The Ratskeller uses seasonal produce to create the best dishes possible.

If you’re looking to soak up more culture, one may stroll from the market place over to the theatre after dinner. It’s a short and easy walk to see some great entertainment. The list of performances the theatre offers is constantly changing and constantly offering a wonderful atmosphere.


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