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Wartburg Castle

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Address: Auf Der Wartburg 1, 99819 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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+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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Beautiful place

We came here whilst the Christmas market was on - a medieval market. It was fantastic, it has some gorgeous views with lots of authentic stalls. We also took a tour around the... read more

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Peak District
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We came here whilst the Christmas market was on - a medieval market. It was fantastic, it has some gorgeous views with lots of authentic stalls. We also took a tour around the castle which was very informative about Martin Luther.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights about 3 weeks ago. The food is impressive and the room delightful. The reception is friendly but the cost to park will make me think twice about staying again. Drivers are a captive audience as there is no other parking except up near the hotel/castle. It cost 12 euro a day. That is expensive. It... More 

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Leran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warburg Castle is easy to drive to but 5€ for parking is expensive as is the 9€ entry fee. The guided tour was in German and we were given a English translation on paper. The walk up from the car park is difficult in winter but the internal rooms are heated. This castle has been extensively renovated and although there... More 

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn't anything like the Disney castle, or the castles in Bavaria. It is not beautiful from an architectural standpoint, but it is still beautiful. The views from the tower are especially beautiful. When we were there, mist had taken over the castle and it was stunning. Definitely worth a trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was a long time way to Wartburg Castle. I was under the impression seeing beauty of architecture and view from the tower.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A visit to this castle where Martin Luther took refuge and translated the Bible into German, the first "common language" version, was high on our trip list and exceeded expectations. The edifice is more majestic than envisioned and the guided tour of interior rooms offers insight into the lavish life of the Prince Electors with commentary and marvelous displays. (The... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I visited with at small tour group. The castle/fortress was a very massive fortification. Our tour was all right, we got to see Martin Luther's room, as well as the Elector's chapel with a "swallow" pipe organ on the wall. There was also a lot of art and artifacts there. It has artifacts germane to Luther as well as the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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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