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Wartburg Castle, Eisenach

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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. By using our Eisenach travel route planner , you can arrange your visit to Wartburg Castle and other attractions in Eisenach.
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  • We had planned to visit the Wartburg Castle with a group and booked a guide also. The Wartburg Castle with all facilities is very impressive. A great experience and leadership is highly recommended!
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  • Wartburg Castle is located above the town of Eisenach in Thuringia. It was the first German Castle, which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, described as an exemplary castle on a mountaintop. Is great edifice. Wartburg's most famous resident was Martin Luther, who came here after he was declared a heretic and condemned to death by the Roman Emperor. Luther got beards and called himself Jünker Jorg (Squire George) and live incognito under the protection of one of the German princes. He translated the Bible into German, fought depression and argued with the devil. His powerful translation became the basis of today's German Bible today.
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  • Ascent to Wartburg Castle can be exhausting. Bus is convenient access by car and then the shuttle. Everybody like he wants. You should absolutely take the lead. It is very instructive and interesting.
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  • Yup. Gotta go here. It's even worth the hike up the hill, if you're in shape. There area several good nature trails including a Luther heritage trail. The castle tour is well worth the price. Great info. Beautiful rooms. The castle has great views, an okay cafe and, of course, the Luther history going for it.
  • I'm not big on guided tours, especially when they're in German since my German is rather horrible, but the English tour here is every bit worth the wait ... fascinating history that includes stories about Martin Luther, Saint Elisabeth, Richard Wagner and Goethe. There aren't too many places in the world that can beat that kind of history in under 500 years.
  • As a T/L I have already seen many castles and this one is one of the best! Definitely worth visiting. Approx. 400 m uphill from the parking lot or 2 EUR shuttle available.
  • Gorgeous medieval castle complex, absolutely worth a visit. However, as it was already quote busy on a rainy cold day in November, I'd rather not imagine the hoards of people during summer which will undoubtedly lessen the experience.
  • Good experience, well maintained. Very popular, very crowded. The ticket office and entrance both are jamming in a small space, rather irritating, awful!

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