Altena Travel Tip:
Altena Castle (German: Burg Altena) is a Medieval hill castle in the town of Altena in western Germany. The castle was erected by the early Counts of Berg - supposedly around 1108 or in the early 12th century. Eventually, the House of Berg abandoned Altena and moved their residence to Hamm.
In 1912, Richard Schirrmann established the world's first youth hostel within the castle, which is still in use today (Jugendherberge Burg Altena).
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Altena is a town in the district Märkischer Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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