General infos on the town

photo of the "Red Points" The "Red Points"

Altenburg is one of those towns in which old and new, historic and modern, combine to create a harmonious whole. The town’s silhouette has a particular charm of its own. As a former royal residence, Altenburg looks back on 1025 years of history and is famous as the place where Skat, the German national card game, was born

What is more, the town offers a wide and varied programme of culture, sport and leisure activities and an interesting and attractive environment for recreation and relaxation.

Altenburg has some 33 000 residents and is situated at the heart of Central Germany.

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