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Wartburg Castle

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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...more
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Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely a must see if you are in this area. Great historical significance and interesting tour that is reasonably priced offered in English and German. If you have a clear day the sight from the castle into the valley and town below is picture worthy....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Harry D
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the interesting aspects of traveling in Germany is that most of its history was bombed into oblivion during the Second World War. Much of what one sees has been rebuilt, usually in the 1950's. This castle is one of those that survived the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim_Rappaport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived too late for the English tour so took the German tour so we could see all that was available. It was very interesting and was the reason we visited here in the first place as we were touring Luther sights.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lin974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great castle to visit. Definitely take the tour through the castle. Offered in English I think once a week. I did the German tour and the guidebook told me everything she was saying.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Megan B
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

It is a very nice castle. 1,000 years old There is a tour in English and it is very interesting. It has a great view and everything is very well organized.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

I went there primarily to see the Martin Luther study, but my wife convinced me to take the full tour. Am I glad she convinced me! This castle was around long before Luther's time and is rich in history. We had several guided tours throughout...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is the famed castle of the reformation movement where Luther translated the Bible. Atop a mountain, you can drive 1/3 up, park your car & either walk or take a shuttle the rest of the way. It is impressive and one has access to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Wartburg is the third most significant place in the 3Ws of the Reformation movement symbolized by the reformer Martin Luther. The three Ws represents Wittenberg, Worms and Wartburg. It is in Wartburg at the Wartburg Castle where Martin Luther was sheltered, for safety for 10...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

As most castles are, it is atop a hill. We parked about 1/3 of the way up and took a shuttle up to the entrance. We looked at the blacksmith forge and the scaffolding used to build it before entering. When we visited a special...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Wartburg Castle is a must see for anyone who seeks to understand the history of Germany, and indeed, Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Coupled with a trip to Erfurt and to Wittenberg one can follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther who began...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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They take all major credit cards, except AMEX.
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There are buses or taxis. Walking is also possible but depends on your fitness and luggage.
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