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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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  • This castle has it all! Wonderful audio guide tour of the grounds. I would suggest dressing warm if you go in the winter months. The castle if very large and throughout the tour you will find many dis...  more »
  • Very impressive castle. Very well made and can be already seen much of the Castle also without impression, great views of the surrounding area including.
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  • -a "must" at an Eisenach visit - there are lot of German history - wonderful rooms in top condition
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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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