In 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 after the anniversary festivities "Vivat Viaduct" 2003, the fascination of the railway attracted thousands and thousands of people into the otherwise quiet and peaceful Egge Community of Altenbeken. All of them wanted to experience railway history on the great "Railway Activity Day" at first hand.
Nostalgic railway enthusiasts, amateur photographers and "little train engine drivers" are already anticipating the colourful and varied programme on the rails and in the town at the "Vivat Viaduct 2015" festival.
A list of all hotels and self-catering holiday accommodation in Altenbeken is available in the Central Hotel and Host Register of the "Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land":
Altenbeken can be reached easily by car, bus und train:
The Altenbeken Community Online-Shop holds many interesting brochures and maps, simply order them at:
Available from the Community of Altenbeken
Scale 1 : 25 000
Available from local bookshops and the Community of Altenbeken for a fee of € 2.95
Scale 1 : 25 000
Editors: "Geo Center Touristik Medienservice GmbH", Stuttgart 2009
Available from local bookshops and the "Eggegebirgsverein e.V." for a fee of € 7.95.
The Egge Route is an ancient Hanse connection, which allows ramblers to walk for miles without encountering any built-up areas or public roads. The Egge Route, the mountain-ridge walk across the Egge Mountains and part of the "European Long Distance Rambling Route No. 1" is approx. 70kms long and links the Teutoburger Forest in the North with the Sauerland in the South.
This route was the first rambling route in Germany to be awarded the quality seal "Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland" (Quality Route Walkable Germany) by the German Rambling Association and in 2007 this award was bestowed for the second time. Beautiful views into the "Paderborner and the Coveryer Land" may be enjoyed along this over 400m high mountain range. Numerous springs feed the "Beke and the Ellerbach" mountain brooks, but after a short flow its waters soon trickle away into the karstic, permeable ground. Other brooks, like the "Durbeke" only carry water after the snow has melted or very heavy rainfalls.
Flyer Eggeweg XE1
The fascinating rambling world of the Egge Mountains
The Egge Tour brochure
Selected rambling routes along the Egge Route
Available for a fee of € 2.00
Altenbeken is also the final destination of the WestfalenWanderWeg, its 210kms stretch from Hattingen in the South East of the Ruhr Valley across Westphalia into the Communities of the Egge Mountains.
Also available from the Geschäftsstelle der AG WestfalenWanderWeg".
The rambling maps package is available from the "Geschäftsstelle der AG WestfalenWanderWeg" and Tourist Information Offices along the route.
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