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Wartburg Castle

Auf Der Wartburg 1, 99819 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
3691 2500
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Eisenach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: This imposing medieval fortress, which stands atop a mountain on the outskirts of Eisenach, is best known as the place where Martin Luther sought... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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114 reviews 114 reviews
93 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Atop a hill in the Thuringan region, the Wartburg castle has inspired architecture, music (opera), and religious overtures. Richard Wagner visited here and wrote Opera here based on local folklore. In fact, in the third and final expansion of the main palace area, is a rather uniquely designed roof structure that is acoustically sound serving as a great venue for... More

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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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142 reviews 142 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Wartburg has an important place in German history, so a visit is always worth the while. The place is well equipped with three parking spaces (one almost at the top and two down on general road level; there is a shuttle service). You'll have to climb a bit still, but maybe that makes it even more attractive. The museum... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very nice castle. The area around is well organized with parking. You have to ear in mind that there are stairs to climb until you reach it. It is a bit crowded but was still OK. There is a place where you can sit and take a refreshment and relax a bit. We didn't went inside of the buildings, so... More

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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well worth the visit! fantastic views from the tower and one of the best tours I have been on! The main reason for our visit of course is that Martin Luther translated the bible here and we wanted to get a look at the legendary ink spot (which no longer exists). Our tour guide was fantastic! he we very knowledgable... More

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Wartburg Castle is one of the Germany's castles of greatest historic significance. While I had some basic historic background knowledge, our tour guide brought the past to life. It was one of the castle visits I will always remember.

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California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We walked from the train station to our hotel (50 slow wheezing minutes uphill & around curves) deposited our roller-suitcases and continued on up the mountain. Spectacular view! Unbelievable legends from centuries ago. Specifics re: original structures, remodels, life of St. Elizabeth- promised in marriage at 4, married at 14, died at 24, canonized 4 years later. Take the English-language... More

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England, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The castle is well worth a visit, despite the ongoing redecoration, the knights' chamber and Luther's study are particularly interesting. You need to go on a guided tour though - but the female guide we had was wonderful.

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Columbus, Ohio
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highly recommended, this place is well worth seeing. Here Luther translated the New Testament from Ancient Greek to German. Here the German revolutionaries of 1848 gathered to create a single country out of the German States--they failed but did set the train of event in motion. Here St. Elizabeth of Hungary once lived, noted for her... More

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The castle was lovely and in a beautiful location (top of a mountain/large hill), so it had a spectacular view of the countryside. My parents and boyfriend and myself visited the castle, interested in leaning more about Martin Luther. We opted for a guided tour (9 €) as it was the only way to see the larger part of the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The family visited this castle twice now about 10 years apart and we still love this castle. We took the English tour with a very good tour guide that provided all kinds of history. It is an amazing feeling to be in the same place as St Elizabeth and Martin Luther.

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