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Wartburg Castle, Eisenach

#1 of 85 in Historic Sites in Thuringia
Must see · World heritage site · Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »
  • Castle is beautiful and well worth seeing. Our English speaking German guide was very difficult to understand. Luckily I had read about the history of the castle prior to my visit so I could follow along. I cannot give the visit 5 stars because of the guide’s inadequate English.
  • It's a very good place to go to learn alot of history. The tours have a reasonable price, but you need to pay 2€ to get photoshooting permission. The way up is very steep, but you can pay 2€/person for a ride up. In all it's good but not 5 stars worthy.

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