Arnstadt and its Alteburg

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"Alteburg" tower
Today was a overcast day. We decided to look for a nice spot from where we could take a little hike. My dad knew right away where to go. We drove to Arnstadt, which was not too far from Erfurt. Since my dad dreads highways, we drove on the local back roads. Takes longer but you get to see more.
Arnstadt itself is nicely remodeled and looks as if it's always been as pretty as it is now. On top of a hill near Arnstadt we found this little tower called the "Alteburg". We got the key from the restaurant keeper. His establishment is right by the tower. I believe we paid 1 Euro a person to climb the tower and enjoy the view. Afterwards we had lunch at the restaurant, which gets its name from the landmark tower.
To walk of the food we had enjoyed we decided to go on one of the few hiking trails that start off right here at the tower.
It took us about 1 1/2  hours to finish the blue route. It was plenty for my dad, who's feet are bothering him often and always at the wrong time.
The sun came out a few times and made it a nice day to be outside.
missandrea81 says:
Yes, I have to get my fix, before we move back to the States. Somehow I don't see my dad folding himself into a plane for 8+ hrs to come visit us there. :(
Posted on: Jan 06, 2013
spocklogic says:
Nice day with your Dad - Bravo!
Posted on: Jan 05, 2013
missandrea81 says:
Yeah, well. She was home sick from work. She had a note from the doctor. Then she did decided to tag along everywhere. My dad wasn't amused. lol So yup, same thing here. Although she's fine with us talking.
Posted on: Jul 20, 2009
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Quiet restaurant near landmark
My dad and I had lunch here while visiting the landmark tower "Alteburg" which is right next to this restaurant. The owner has the key to the tower wh… read entire review
Arnstadt
photo by: missandrea81