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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank OneandonlyNiels
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
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

1  Thank jiifigment
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is a mountain strong hold and arriving there will make you understand why it was so defensible. There is a shuttle from the parking lot for 2 euros. The castle provides portable devices to listen to a tour in several languages. Very informative about...More

1  Thank Godguy
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The castle of course is on a high hill and not readily accessible to general public. Parking is quite far away, but if you are lucky enough to locate the van near the parking ticket booth , you can purchase a ride up for two...More

Thank sattelite10
Reviewed 12 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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

1  Thank alexander g
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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 5 September 2017

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
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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.