Guided Tours

Alluring Altenburg...  

You decided to come and visit Altenburg? Great! We have different guide tours for you.

Guided Tour of the Lindenau Art Museum

The collections of Bernhard August von Lindenau are the foundation of the museum showing the largest collection of early Italian Renaissance Art North of Italy, plaster casts of ancient sculptures, antique Etruscan ceramics, expressionist drawings, modern art work, seasonal changing exhibitions and a valuable library

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price per person: 4.00 € admission fee

Groups of 12 or more: 2,50 € admission fee
guiding fee: 15,00 €

Opening times:
Tuesday – Friday 12.00pm - 6.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holiday 10.00am – 6pm.00

Guided Tour of the Mauritianum National History Museum

The Altenburg County Natural Science Association welcomes visitors to explore local flora and fauna, historical botanical and zoological collections with over 4000 birds as a highlight and seasonally changing exhibitions.

Special tours and conferences can be arranged on request.

Opening times:

Tuesday – Friday 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 10.00am – 5.00pm

Guided Tour through the Altenburg Theatre

Did you ever wish to see just what it takes to create a stunning theater production? You can discover everything there is to learn about what goes on behind the scenes, the actors, the costumes, the stage design and all the work the team of the theatre puts into a production before it before it is performed. Come and book a tour through our famous theatre.

Duration:  1 hour
Price per person: 5.50 €
can only be booked on request for more than 10 persons

Guided Tour through the Castle and Playing Card Museum

Please visit our castle and enjoy a stunning architectural diversity:

The Romantic tower, the Gothic style church, the Renaissance balcony, and the Baroque ballroom.

The many state rooms and galleries exhibit not only a ducal style of life but also the significant collections of arms, watches, playing cards, porcelain and furniture.

Opening times:
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Duration: 1 hour
Price per person: 5.00 € (admission + guiding fee)
Groups of 10 or more: 2.50 € admission + 1.50 € guiding fee

Guided Tour through the Old Town

Why not hire one of our friendly and motivated tour guides for different languages, such as English, Russian, Polish or Czech?

They translate for you in museums, tell you about the towns history, changes since “the Wall” fell and everyday life.

It is possible to visit the insides of the City Hall, the churches and other historical buildings on request.
If you are interested in any particular field, please feel free to contact us and we can arrange a tour especially tailored for you.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Price per group: 55.00 € tour + 11.00 € language fee

Public Tours

Unfortunately, all the tours are in German. Of course, your guide will try their best to translate for you. You will be given an English handout to inform yourself with too.

Public Tours: May – October

tour through the Old Town venue: Tourism Information; Markt 17, 04600 Altenburg

Monday 2.00pm; Wednesday 10.00am; Friday 6.00pm; Saturday 4.00pm                 


If you would like a tour in English, Russian, Polish or Czech please book a tour with our tour agency.  +49 (0) 3447 51 18 38        




Our playing card shop, along with books, postcards and neat souvenirs.

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