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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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  • With friends, we have seen us at the Wartburg Castle near Eisenach. The castle is well preserved, there is a museum with a guide, you can eat well in the Café or restaurant. The small Tower, one has a magnificent view of the Thuringian forest. In spite of many tourists, we had the impression, that this attraction is overrun. Tip: a night at the hotel on the spend Wartburg Castle.
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  • The Wartburg is suitable as a great destination. You should take the lead. Furthermore you can learn a lot about this place. Also the environment is worthwhile walks.
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  • Sure, anyone who travels to Eisenach will have also in mind to visit the Wartburg. Who can should run up. Many of the parking lots are often locked down and the road to the Castle, as well as. But there especially the final stages in itself. Who is the top should book the tour and climb the tower. Possible only with additional costs or her passes at the barrier.
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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.