The mainly agricultural district of Altenburger Land is to the very west of the state of Thuringia. It noses its way into both Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony and sits on the Pleiße river.
It used to be the site of a great forest. Most of the forest has since been cleared, but the area is still filled with scenic vistas and low hills.
Altenburger Land Map
Towns & Villages in the Altenburger Land
- Göllnitz (Schmölln)
- Langenleuba (Nied.)
The capital city of Altenburg has a magnificent 10th century castle, Ponitz has a spectacularly eccentric manor house in a Renaissance style, and the region boasts a whole realm other palaces, castles and splendid houses to keep your camera happy. Pretty villages are also dotted through the low hills.
Having been known to have been inhabited since the Stone Age, the region that Altenburger Land now covers is rich in history and culture — and sits in the old territory of Osterland. In the foothills of some great mountain ranges, there is still plenty more for you to discover yourself.