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Altenstein Palace

Altenstein 9, 36448 Bad Liebenstein, Germany

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About Altenstein Palace

A majestic palace upon a rocky hill on the south-western slope of the Thuringian Forest, Germany. It was the summer residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen and is surrounded by 160 hectares of English landscape garden, which contain, among other objects of interest, a cavern 300 metres long, through which flows a large and rapid stream. It was one of the famous attractions in this area and also it gives an idea about the ancient lining style of the Dukes.



Attractions near Altenstein Palace

Trusetaler Wasserfall6.42km from Altenstein Palace

The Trusetal waterfall is the highest waterfall in the Thuringian Forest . It is located in the town of Brotterode-Trusetal and is not a natural phenomenon, but an artificially created attraction. The Trusetal waterfall is only open from Easter to the end of October each year. In the winter months, the water supply is turned off to prevent frost damage to the rock backdrop. A circular hiking trail that begins with 228 steps at the waterfall leads through the area of ​​this attraction.

Großer Inselsberg8.23km from Altenstein Palace

The Große Inselsberg - south of the Rennsteig , "Großer Inselberg" is the more common spelling - is 916.5  m above sea level. NHN a striking, wooded, and much-visited mountain in the Thuringian Forest in the Thuringian districts of Gotha and Schmalkalden-Meiningen. The mountain is the highest in the northwestern half of the Middle Thuringian Forest and after the Great Beerberg. For over 1000 years it has marked historical borders - currently between the district of Gotha and the district of Schm

Marienglashöhle cave13.63km from Altenstein Palace

The Marienglashöhle is a show cave in the Thuringian Forest. For the most part, it is not a natural cave but mainly consists of cavities that were created by gypsum and copper mining. That is why it is also run as a show mine. The cave, registered as a geological natural monument, lies in the middle between the two villages of Friedrichroda and Bad Tabarz . There is a large parking lot near her on Bundesstraße 88 and a Thuringian Forest Railway stop named after her.

Museum Schloss Wilhelmsburg14.46km from Altenstein Palace

Museum Schloss Wilhelmsburg in the town of Schmalkalden was a secondary residence of the Landgrave of Hesse. It is one of the most important Renaissance complexes in Central Germany, which has hardly undergone any structural changes to date and has been preserved in almost its original state. One of the majestic buildings in this area which was famous for its architectural works.

Wartburg Castle14.89km from Altenstein Palace

A beautiful majestic castle which was perched at a height of some 400 m above the delightful countryside, south of the city of Eisenach in Thuringia in central Germany. Its varied aspect and the sense of harmony it evokes are only two of its attractions for visitors.  It was the first German castle to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, described as an exemplary hilltop castle of the feudal period in central Europe, despite alterations and additions made in later centuries.

Lutherhaus Eisenach15.48km from Altenstein Palace

The Lutherhaus in Eisenach is one of the oldest preserved half-timbered houses in Thuringia. According to tradition, Martin Luther lived here with the Cotta family during his school days from 1498 to 1501. It has been one of the most important historic Reformation sites since the 19th century and, as such, was designated a "European cultural heritage site" in 2011. The Lutherhaus has been run as a cultural history museum since 1956.

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Thuringia is known for its quartet of magnificent ancient cities and Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of its vast mountainous and forested region, it is also designated as "the green heart of Germany".