Photo Gallery: Rescuing Altena from Demise
02/01/2013
Altena lies in the rugged hills south of Dortmund in the western German state...
Stadt Altena

Altena lies in the rugged hills south of Dortmund in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. From 32,000 residents in the early 1970s, only about 18,000 remain. With declining birthrates, high mortality and younger families moving to cities, many residents in Altena wonder whether their town will survive at all.