Museen Burg Altena und Deutsches Drahtmuseum

Treasures and Museums

High above the old wire-making town is beautiful Altena Castle, home to the world’s first youth hostel and a monument of national importance. Its main attraction is the fascinating Museum of the County of Mark, which invites visitors to fight, hunt and enjoy the delights of the knights’ and nobles’ table and the lives of the craftsmen and farmers. Just 500 m below the castle is the fascinating German Museum of Wire, which demonstrates how wire was made and formed, and the things that are made from it today. The museum is an eye-opener which shows how much the world depends on wire, then as now. The ascent to the castle is made easier with the unique infotainment lift.


One free admission to Castle Museum and the Museum of Wire. Does not apply to the Altena Medieval Spectacular or Winter Spectacular events. A fee applies to the experience lift.


Price without RUHR.TOPCARD

6 Euro

opening hours

You can find detailed information on opening hours and special events here.

Address & Contact

Fritz-Thomée-Straße 80 und 12
58762 Altena
Tel. 02352 966-7034/-7033,

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