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Wartburg Castle

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Address: Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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+49 3691 2500
08:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 20:00

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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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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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 13 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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