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Wartburg Castle

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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
+49 3691 2500
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank revG777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank AliceMoerk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Gureni L
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

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

Thank botschaftanmich
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent experience at this well restored world heritage site. The guided tour was great and we loved the new exhibits.

Thank ewottermann
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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.

1  Thank PhilJ925
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

Thank Karen G
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Joe and Linda M
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Response from Martin A | Reviewed this property |
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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.