|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$759.51|
|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$124.16|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 516.69|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.78|
|Pack of cigarettes||$6.78|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$33.90|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$9.55|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.07|
Altenburg is a well-known town situated in the federal state of Thuringia in Germany. The Leipzig/Halle Airport is the nearest airport to this place and is around 80 km away from Altenburg’s center. Avail cheap flights to Altenburg as it is a great place for sight-seeing. The magnificent castle at Altenburg was previously the residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Altenburg. It is situated in the heart of the town and houses both the splendid Castle and the famous Playing Card Museum. The castle is a cultural center and venue for many interesting cultural events.
The Town Hall of Altenburg is a renowned Renaissance building in Germany. It was constructed in the period 1562 to 1564 by the famous architect Nikolaus Grohmann. The two most remarkable Baroque structures found here are The Schenkendorffsches Palais built in 1724 and the 1725 built Alte Amtshaus. At the Altenburg Castle, the entire western wing is dedicated to a card playing exhibit. Different types of decks are on display and you could learn about the rules and variations.
Another major tourist hotspot is The Lindenau-Museum, an art museum located in the palace of Bernhard August von Lindenau that dates back to 1875. The museum is known for its collection of brilliant Italian paintings of the late Gothic and also early Renaissance period from 13th-15th centuries, a fabulous collection of unique classical antiquities and modern and cast art. Tourists flock to the Scientific Museum Mauritianum as it displays the largest mummified rat king known to man so far. This was discovered in a miller's fireplace in 1828 at Buchheim.
Altenburg is widely popular as the playing cards town. It is believed to be the birthplace of the famous game of skat that was based actually on the Bavarian tarock. The famous Skat Fountain was constructed as a mark of honor toward the game of Skat by those passionate about card games. The Skat monument consists of four jacks tussling in excitement of a game. The Neo-Renaissance style State Theatre Altenburg Landes theatre was inaugurated in 1871. It hosts a plethora of drama, opera, operettas, musicals and also a Puppet Theater. Avail cheap flights to Altenburg and stay in one of the wonderful hotels in Altenburg to have an amazing vacation.