The “all too near” Castle


The “all too near” Castle

Hear the exciting legend on how the castle came to get its name “Altena”. The story is linked to the wicked neighbour from Arnsberg complaining that the castle was “all zu nah” = all too near.  It is a story about bitter competition, wars and conflicts in marshy forests, the mediaeval walls on the Wulfsegge and many other, often hair-raising events. Was nothing and no one capable of conquering the castle?