Haus Pilling with its acknowledged good cuisine is a piece of Altena as the oldest inn in town.
This inn with its special atmosphere has existed in the middle of Nettetal since 1724.
The neat old house with its meter-thick walls of heavy quarry stone has been the home of seven generations of innkeepers and has always been a respected burgher's pub and the regular inn of the prestigious wire pullers' guild and the old wire reel owners, the Reidemeisters.
Wall paintings, beams and the famous climbing column tell a lot about the busy activities and cheerfulness of the Altena citizens.
Even today, the Pilling Inn is a meeting place for many clubs and regulars' tables and a popular starting point for hikers and excursionists.