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Wartburg Castle

Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3691 2500
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Full-Day Wartburg Castle Tour from Frankfurt
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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+49 3691 2500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The only English tour is offered daily at 1:30 pm and is the only option to see some of the best rooms, since you cannot access them without a guide. I recommend arriving an hour or even two earlier - if you are coming by...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the visit if you are in the area. Unique positioning on the cliff top. Best early morning visits as even the parking lots fill up later. On a sunny day, take a good camera

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We had to go with a tour. When we asked about an audio guide in English, we were told there was none. So we followed a German group (two couples) as their tour guide led them through the castle and we read the guide info...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This castle has it all! Wonderful audio guide tour of the grounds. I would suggest dressing warm if you go in the winter months. The castle if very large and throughout the tour you will find many displays and in depth histories of the castle...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I came in the middle of winter and it was cold, but with the right clothes that’s no problem and it kept the crowds away. Be prepared for a stiff walk uphill to get in, but the old architecture is gorgeous and the views (even...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I've visited this castle a number of times, and every time I go, I learn something new. The tour guides are all well informed and present a wealth of knowledge about the castle and its surroundings. The Luther Year tour this year was amazing, too,...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I've visited The Wartburg many times and it always impresses and intrigues. Germans consider this 1000 year old fortress their most significant and beloved castle because so much history and folklore is associated with it. For example, it was the home of St. Elisabeth of...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Fine view over the landscape, interesting history - Luther exhibition and his working room. Audio guide in different languages possible. Donkey ride. A very popular place. Can be crowded - and you have to pay for the parking. Shuttle bus from parking to castle -...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is an amazing castle, the inspiration for Luther's hymn, "A Mighty Fortress is our God". They have many exhibits including a handwritten letter from Luther. The tour ends with the actual rooms Luther occupied while at the castle under protection.

Thank Ron C
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Surprised us. The Luther exhibit was the best of the 3 in Germany (imho). I didn't know any of the other history going in - and it was interesting as well. English Audio tour very worth it. Yes - it's tough to walk to -...More

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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.
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Wayne B
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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.
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