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Wartburg Castle

Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3691 2500
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Must see for Lutherans

This castle is where Luther took refuge after an arrest warrant was placed on him. It was humbling... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lancaster, pa
Crowded and worse than in regular years

750 Martin Luther Reformation leads to crowds at the Wartburg. That is understandable but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rye, New York
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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3691 2500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This castle is where Luther took refuge after an arrest warrant was placed on him. It was humbling to know I was standing in the same room where he translated the Bible into German for the masses

Thank cyw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

750 Martin Luther Reformation leads to crowds at the Wartburg. That is understandable but the management of the crowds and the exhibits itself are not child friendly nor well managed. We reached at 10 am and had to wait for the donkeys to get ready....More

Thank Ric176
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This year is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther and his 95 theses. Regardless of how one may feel about religion, the fact that one man dared to do what he did, sent ripples through Europe and shook the power of the church. People began...More

Thank kluener
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid 5 euros to park nearby and to save the walk up paid 2 euros for the shuttle to the castle and to climb the tower was .50 euros and 12 euros for the tour with a free hand held audio in English. It...More

Thank Hendrik T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle is just amazing to see! If you mind walking all the stairs, there is a van which brings you up the castle for EUR 2 per person (and surely also down again (for another 2 Euros)). But the castle it's absolutely worth seeing!!...More

1  Thank Bob x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wartburg castle is a must see in its own right, rich in history and wonderfully restored. 2017 marks 500 years of Reformation history and the exhibition (in german and english) is excellent. Take 2-3 hours with you as there is a lot to see,...More

Thank BlackForestKiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry to the castle tour was timed (40 min wait to start when we visited) but some items are available before entering the main part of the castle. Some aspects are not well explained so the following may help and I wish we'd had something...More

1  Thank simono1958
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Splendid medieval castle towering over the surrounding countryside. This is the place where Luther translated the New Testament from Greek into German. A rugged 45 minute hike from Eisenach down below, but well worth it for sweeping views and interesting architecture (much of the castle...More

Thank JPSTacoma
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The castle can bee seen on that rock surrounded by dark woods from far away, it is an exceptional view and reflects the importance of that place for German history. You can *climb the rock" from Eisenach by foot or go up with a car....More

3  Thank las3botas
Reviewed 19 April 2017

There is one tour per day available in English at 1:30PM. But you don't need to go on the tour to see Martin Luther's room. Visiting the room is free. Well worth seeing this historical location.

2  Thank KraemerInDallas
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Joe and Linda M
Can I purchase tickets ahead of time online? If yes, does anyone have a link? If no, do they accept Visa?
25 June 2017|
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Response from Martin A | Reviewed this property |
They take all major credit cards, except AMEX.
Wayne B
Hello, we will be taking the train from Frankfurt so we won't have a car. What is the best way to get up to the Wartburg Castle from Eisenach? We will be coming in a couple of weeks. Wayne Braun
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.