Altrathen Castle

Rathen, Germany

Unlike the neighbouring Neurathen Castle very little is known about the history of Altrathen Castle. It was probably built at the same time in the 11th century. The castle was first mentioned in the records in 1289. In 1469 Altrathen and Neurathen castles were slighted.

In 1888 the industrialist, Eduard Seifert, bought the ruins of the castle and rebuilt it in 1893 in a Neogothic style. Of the medieval castle only the cellars and parts of the spiral staircase of the keep have survived.

Aftern 1945 the building acted as a holiday home and later for the East German state bank. In 1995 the site was sold by the Treuhandanstalt to a private owner. Since then the building has been used as a small hotel and restaurant.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Cindy R. (4 years ago)
Die Burg ist leider geschlossen. Es wurde privat verkauft. Der steile Anstieg war somit umsonst erfolgt.
Heinz Kordy (4 years ago)
Sehr schöne Anlage. Hier kann man gut einkehren. Das Essen und die Getränke sind zwar nicht gerade preiswert. Dafür kann man aber den schönen Blick und das Ambiente geniessen. Von hier aus gibt es einen schönen Wanderweg zur Bastei. Unterhalb an der Elbe ist ein Anlegesteg. Von hier aus kann man mit dem Raddampfer nach Dresden fahren.
Yvonne Girbig (4 years ago)
Wir besuchten kürzlich die Burg zum Abendessen das Ambiente ist wirklich sehr schön. Nur leider kann das Personal nicht Grüßen wenn man das Restaurant betritt und leider war die Auswahl der Speisen nicht gerade groß, das kann natürlich auch daran liegen das es außerhalb der Saison ist.
Leu Morani (5 years ago)
Sehr gutes Restaurant mit sehr freundlichem Personal. Das Essen war wirklich lecker und preislich mehr als angemessen. Die Auswahl ist nicht riesig, muss sie aber ja aber auch nicht sein. Die Einrichtung und die Aufmachung sind gemütlich/rustikal und für eine Burg sehr treffend. Man sollte aber definitiv reservieren.
Rachael McEwan (6 years ago)
Super!
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