Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Thuringia  /  Eisenach  /  Historic Sites  /  Wartburg Castle
Wartburg Castle, Eisenach
(4.5/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Nestled in the mountains of Thuringia, Wartburg Castle served as the temporary refuge of Martin Luther from 1521 to 1522. He first translated the New Testament into German during his time here, and the castle represents a significant symbol of Christianity in Germany today. Visit the fortress to admire its mix of different architectural styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance. Stop by the on-site museum to view a collection of German paintings and local works. This UNESCO World Heritage site commands views over the surrounding forests. The website offers details about guided tours. To visit Wartburg Castle and other attractions in Eisenach, use our Eisenach vacation trip planner.
Create a full Eisenach itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Eisenach

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Eisenach by other users

25 days in Germany BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Thuringia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHINA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ROMANIA December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Thuringia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHINA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHINA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Eisenach BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Thuringia BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Frankfurt & Eisenach BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Thuringia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I visited with at small tour group. The castle/fortress was a very massive fortification. Our tour was all right, we got to see Martin Luther's room, as well as the Elector's chapel with a "swallow" p...  more »
  • Magnificent view, cultural highlight. Interesting tour. Well-stocked shop. Well maintained and well beschidert.
    View original
  • Every advent weekend, there's a medieval Christmas market at the Wartburg Castle. The buses leave about every 20 minutes at the foot of the mountain. You can buy a combination ticket for driveway/entry/departure for €8. In the courtyard are stalls with arts and crafts from the middle ages, the Castle Museum is open and you can admire various spectacles and concerts in the Hall. Of course as provided on every Christmas market for food and drink, you should definitely try the met. The castle is illuminated then nicely in the dark, it's very romantic.
    View original
Google
  • Fantastic place! Lots of things to see, invade and outside. The tour is nice, though not exactly made for kids.
  • The castle ground are beautiful atop the hill. There's a great café within to spend an afternoon tea.
  • Great views available, especially from the top of the south tower (put some coins in the turnstile at its base to gain entry). FYI parking (admittedly on a Saturday in August) looked like a nightmare for people arriving closer to midday (it was OK for us at 10am) and it's a steep uphill climb from the parking to the castle.
  • Beautiful castle with a lot of german history. Guides tours in English and German taking you through the castle.
  • Wow. Come here! Germany's top castle. Food's good too.