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Wartburg Castle

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Address: Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 3691 2500
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This imposing medieval fortress, which stands atop a mountain on the...

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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A brush with history!

I love castles, but this one with its connection to Martin Luther was especially fascinating. Wartburg is located on a mountaintop in the Thuringian Forest, so I took a bus from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love castles, but this one with its connection to Martin Luther was especially fascinating. Wartburg is located on a mountaintop in the Thuringian Forest, so I took a bus from downtown Eisenach which carried me most of the way up the mountain, then I had about a 20 minute uphill climb the rest of the way. The outlook from... More 

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La Porte. IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured this castle as part of a tour on the life and work of Martin Luther. On a practical note, just getting to the castle is an adventure. Our bus left us off, and we walked the rest of the way, up an inclined, cobblestone road. This was a very strenuous walk. There was a shuttle available for those... More 

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Raleigh, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Well maintained inside look at german castle life. Views are excellent. Staff very polite and snack bar is easy and inexpensive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ludwig Springer is my great-great many times over grandfather and the person who built and was the original owner of Wartburg Castle. The Castle remained in the family for four generations until the death of Ludwig IV during the crusades. His wife Elisabeth of Hungary died at 24 and was canonized St. Elisabeth five years later which is very important... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great castle hidden in the mountains near Eisenach not far off a major autobahn to Leipzig. Home to nobility since the Middle Ages and then also to Martin Luther as he transcribed the bible into the common language.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Wartburg is awesome for the history of Martin Luther. The tour was very well done but a little long (1 hr) and mostly about the history of the castle. At the end you can see where Luther translated the Bible. I've been during Christmas which is fun with the market and midweek. Both are great. The walk up is easy.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Beautiful well preserved castle dating from the 12th Century, with some original features still intact. Learn about the history of the region as well as the origins of Schrift Deutsch, and the beginnings of the Lutheran church.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The castle played so many important historical roles beyond Luther's translation of the bible that it is worth visiting and listening to the tour. You need to have a normal fitness to get up there, but there is a bus option for the weak or handicapped.

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Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The castle is one of Germany's most famous and from a historical perspective most important castle, since Luther translated the bible here. It is beautifully situated on top of a hill over the city of Eisenach.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A lot of history at the Wartburg. Martin Luther was in hiding there when translating the Bible. In the former East Germany.

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