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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. To visit Wartburg Castle and other attractions in Eisenach, use our Eisenach vacation trip planner.
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  • Castle seems to have been well restored so outer walls are all clean and painted. Need to be fit to walk up from the parking.  more »
  • After an arduous steep climb you reach the fantastic castle grounds. A prospect that is worth! The entire area is interesting, a tour through di Castle worthwhile. Singer war to tell the Wartburg jat Elisabeth of Thuringia, Martin Luther and Goethe - much. Right to a UNSCO world heritage site.
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  • If you're interested in the history of peaceful negotiations and the Reformation, this is a cool place to see. But while it has roots centuries old, the interior is mostly from 19th and 20th centuries...  more »
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  • 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.