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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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  • This castle is just amazing to see! If you mind walking all the stairs, there is a van which brings you up the castle for EUR 2 per person (and surely also down again (for another 2 Euros)). But the c...  more »
  • The Wartburg castle is a must see in its own right, rich in history and wonderfully restored. 2017 marks 500 years of Reformation history and the exhibition (in german and english) is excellent. Take ...  more »
  • Entry to the castle tour was timed (40 min wait to start when we visited) but some items are available before entering the main part of the castle. Some aspects are not well explained so the following...  more »