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Wartburg Castle

Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3691 2500
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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 symbols.
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Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3691 2500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides the castle tour there is presently a large exhibit about Luther which is very impressive. If you are not interested so much in Luther, his stay in the castle and his influence in changing the events that followed his life, the castle itself is...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The audio tour of the castle is very good, but the castle itself has only a small number of highlights. However, the tour is very detailed in accounts of Luther and Lutherism and if this is of interest then definitely pay a visit. The walk...More

Thank alexander g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying in Eisenach, we drove to the castle and parked in the large car park. Entrance was 2 euros which included parking and lockers were available for 1 euro each for bike helmets and belongings. The walk up the many steps was strenuous in...More

1  Thank Carole M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wartburg is the spot where Luther stayed for almost a year, after being kidnapped by his friend for his safety. Luther's room is fairly simple and gives you a feel for the period. Luther translated the Bible into German here, which was a key...More

1  Thank Proclaimer1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean, you have to go, right? It would seem a waste to be in this part of the country and not see this important site. The castle's ties to Luther as well as its unique place in German history have earned it UNESCO World...More

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is more interesting with its history as with its look. I mean, i am good in german history, so i enjoyed it. To be part of it is always good. We loved the forest around and just to see what it looks like....More

Thank Алёна Ш
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our trip to the castle.Parking was good and close.500+ stairs takes you right to the top of the castle where the view is fantastic.We had food in the restaurant which was really nice with someone homemade iced tea.Would definetly worth a visit if...More

Thank Bianka B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you've caught your breath from the climb up, be sure to look out over the valley. It'll make a nice panoramic shot. For the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, they are doing an exhibition on Luther and the Germans. You will not be allowed...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are in for a climb, but a very well preserved, rustic castle. You get a real feel for the era. Not a fancy castle from the outside, but a real live castle that could be used in battle. Inside their were many very impressive,...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful views. If you're a non-Lutheran, there's plenty about Martin Luther that you'll pick up as you go. Even without him, the place is packed with history, and the decor is astonishing - highly romantic German 19C kitsch that works amazingly well in this context

Thank Stephen W
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Joe and Linda M
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Response from Martin A | Reviewed this property |
They take all major credit cards, except AMEX.
Wayne B
27 January 2017|
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Response from Brad G | Reviewed this property |
There are buses or taxis. Walking is also possible but depends on your fitness and luggage.