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Normal opening hours are 8.30
until 18.00 weekdays and 8.30
until 13.00 Saturdays.
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 18.00
Sat + Sun 10.00 - 16.00
Tel: +49 (0) 3447 512800
PUBLISHING DATE: 2009-06-18 | COUNTRY CODE: DE
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If you fancy a hand of cards then Altenburg is for you.
Playing cards have been produced here for over 500 years
and in the centre of the town is monument to the national
card game ’skat’ which was first played here. The town goes
back over 1000 years and has an impressive castle set on a
rocky outcrop, with market squares and a magnificent Town
Hall. The brewery is a very important part of the town and
you can still buy collapsible top hats on Rossplan Square.
The Skat fountain on Bruhl Square is said to bring you good
luck if you baptise your cards under the water.
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THE CITY #THECITY#
Altenburg is also a town of seven towers,
four of which are open to the public and
provide excellent views towards Leipzig.
The town is known for its cultural
programme with over 400 events every
year. The former Royal Theatre provides a
selection of events from puppets to ballet
whilst the castle often hosts music festivals
and organ recitals. The town has Thurgia’s
largest tennis centre, zoo and lake. With
lots of local colour there is always plenty to
do day or night. Shopping and sightseeing
are both popular past times and in the
evening there is nothing better than
stopping for a beer and something to eat