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Wartburg Castle, Eisenach
(4.5/5 based on 650+ 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.
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  • Visit the Wartburg in fact is a must if you are in the vicinity of Eisenach. The castle is situated in great. The castle on foot or by car, being quickly crowded the car park of the castle can be reached. In Eisenach, there's additional parking with a fee-based shuttle service (€5), de also we have taken. At the start, you can see the castle in a great appearance. Top there is still a 10 minute walk up to the Castle. You can see that the castle is maintained. Accordingly, it will be noted that everything must be paid for, even for the shooting. But the shooting is worth taking. The Tower affords great views of the Thuringian forest. We have been happy in the off season there to be, in the high season the hell is there go. The castle is one of the most visited attractions in Thuringia, Germany. Actually, the Castle has earned five points, however, because really must be paid for all and not too close, we are four points we find son.
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  • Like hardly an other Castle of in Germany, it is connected to the Wartburg Castle with the history of Germany. The trail Pummpälzweg of Eisenach, the Wartburg, Ruhla the Kissel on 28 kilometers to bad Salzungen.
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  • We have decided us for the EUR 9,--expensive Grand Tour and not regretted it, very good Führung.Der arranged everything with a very pleasant ease Guide.
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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.