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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Wartburg Castle reviews
I had been to Eisenach many times but had never managed to get to the Wartburg, so this time I was determined and I was impressed ,it has a dramatic Vantage point over the surrounding area and some..... more
I had been to Eisenach many times but had never managed to get to the Wartburg, so this time I was determined and I was impressed ,it has a dramatic Vantage point over the surrounding area and some..... more »
We visited the castle with two small children in a Sunday afternoon and luckily it wasn't too crowded. The location and the look of the castle are absolutely stunning. The interior is interesting and.... more
We visited the castle with two small children in a Sunday afternoon and luckily it wasn't too crowded. The location and the look of the castle are absolutely stunning. The interior is interesting and.... more »
Great place, the castle, the views, its history, exhibited subjects ( there was a very interesting exhibition on Martin Luther). We climbed up from Eisenach, steep hill, but a good exercise. Good place to visit.
Beautiful Castle. Did not visit inside of Castle due to lack of time. Sorry we missed it. 12 EUR for entrance per person is reasonable.
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