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This imposing medieval fortress, which stands atop a mountain on the outskirts of Eisenach, is best known as the place where Martin Luther sought refuge following his excommunication in 1521 and serves as one of Germany's most prolific national...more
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Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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I went there primarily to see the Martin Luther study, but my wife convinced me to take the full tour. Am I glad she convinced me! This castle was around long before Luther's time and is rich in history. We had several guided tours throughout...More
This is the famed castle of the reformation movement where Luther translated the Bible. Atop a mountain, you can drive 1/3 up, park your car & either walk or take a shuttle the rest of the way. It is impressive and one has access to...More
Wartburg is the third most significant place in the 3Ws of the Reformation movement symbolized by the reformer Martin Luther. The three Ws represents Wittenberg, Worms and Wartburg. It is in Wartburg at the Wartburg Castle where Martin Luther was sheltered, for safety for 10...More
As most castles are, it is atop a hill. We parked about 1/3 of the way up and took a shuttle up to the entrance. We looked at the blacksmith forge and the scaffolding used to build it before entering. When we visited a special...More
Wartburg Castle is a must see for anyone who seeks to understand the history of Germany, and indeed, Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Coupled with a trip to Erfurt and to Wittenberg one can follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther who began...More
Set a day aside for the Wartburg. If walking from Eisenach is not your thing, take a no 10 bus (leaves hourly at 02 min past the hour from Karlsplatz and returns at 25min past the hour (check the last bus time), fare €1.70 each...More
Our driver guide did not have any knowledge of the reformation nor of Martin Luther and was only a driver. He did provide some excellent history of divided Germany as we drove to Wartburg Castle. The actual castle tour is more of a history of...More
Our family all agree that this is a must do when in Eisenach. There is much to appreciate about this unusual castle, including the well-known story of Martin Luther and the lesser known story of St. Elizabeth. We recommend you pay for the Guided Tour.
We took the English tour, which is offered once per day. Our guide was great and made the castle come alive. The room that was re-done in the early 20th century with a bunch mosaic was fantastic, a real gem.
For those who follow Martin...More