Altenburg region

The Altenburger Land district lies at the eastern border of Thuringia in the heart of Germany.
The Altenburger Land is characterised by its gently hilly, agriculture-based geography. A paradise for families, active holidaymakers and romantics. Famous attractions, world-class museums and a wide range of leisure activities round off your stay in our region.

Here we would like to provide you with a brief overview of the Altenburger Land. All the information on our offers in the region are available on our website under Discovering.
Your contact for all questions.
Tourist Information Altenburger Land
Markt 10, 04600 Altenburg
+49 (0)3447 89 66 89
info@altenburg.travel

How to get here

If you draw a straight line between Erfurt and Dresden as well as between Leipzig and Zwickau on a map, then Altenburg lies more or less precisely at the point of intersection of these two lines. The former royal city at the eastern tip of Thuringia is therefore easy to reach from all directions by all means of transportation.

By car

The A4 in the direction of Frankfurt: the Meerane exit, then the B 93 in the direction of Altenburg
The A4 in the direction of Dresden: the Schmölln exit, then the B 7 in the direction of Altenburg
The A9 in the direction of Berlin: at the Hermsdorfer Kreuz junction, change to the A4 in the direction of Dresden, then the Schmölln exit and the B 7 in the direction of Altenburg
The A9 in the direction of Munich: at the Rippachtal junction, change to the A 38 in the direction of Dresden as far as the Leipzig-Süd exit, then the B 95 in the direction of Chemnitz/Altenburg

By train

The S5 leaves Leipzig Main Railway Station every half-hour and reaches Altenburg in 45 minutes, after which it continues to Zwickau. This section of the line is operated by the Central German Public Transport Association (MDV) and allows the free transportation of bicycles. Travel times, prices and further information are available on the website of the MDV or Deutsche Bahn.
You can obtain tickets for the whole of the MDV rail network at the Altenburger Land Tourist Information Office.

By bus

There are six separate bus routes in Altenburg, which conveniently bring both residents and visitors to the city from one location to another. Travel times, prices and further information are available on the website Thüsac.
You can obtain tickets for the whole of the MDV rail network at the Altenburger Land Tourist Information Office.

By bicycle

Altenburg is easy to reach by bicycle.
The Pleiße Cycle Route connects Leipzig to the Zwickauer Land. After some 65 kilometres, you reach Altenburg. Coming from the direction of Zwickau, it is 45 kilometres.
Coming from Berlin, you first travel on the Berlin - Leipzig Cycle Route and then further on the Pleiße Cycle Route to Altenburg.
The Thuringian Town Chain Cycle Route brings cyclists from Erfurt, Weimar, Jena and Gera to Altenburg.

Municipalities and administrative associations

The Altenburger Land district is divided into 5 cities and 31 municipalities and administrative associations.
ca.
569

km² area

over
92000

inhabitants

a total of
31

municipalities

over a
1000

years of history