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Wartburg Castle

Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3691 2500
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Full-Day Wartburg Castle Tour from Frankfurt
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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
+49 3691 2500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Impressive mountaintop medieval castle where Luther took refuge and first translated the New Testament from Latin into common German, further sparking the Protestant Reformation movement. Not to be missed by those interested in this historical period. Extensive layout of museum artifacts on multiple floors of...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle was interesting, but probably your typical castle for that time period. The main attraction for our tour was to see where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German. We saw a small room where ML did his work. What I found as...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just can not praise our long weekend enough. We travelled from the UK for a beautiful wedding in the Romantik Hotel and spent a wonderful afternoon visiting the World Heritage site. It was an afternoon of absorbing Germanic Saxony history and culture in an...More

Thank SkinnyJonny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do you have young children? This might not be the attraction for them. The donkey ride up the hill makes it seem child-friendly but I would think twice. The visit really is a one -way tour (now with audio guides rather than live guides as...More

Thank Tanis88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the castle for a Martin Luther anniversary tour. We were provided a audio tour which explained the history of the castle. We paid extra to ride a shuttle up but walked down afterwards, which took about 10 minutes. The views are fantastic and...More

Thank Tanya J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wartburg is so beautifull. A very old castle and we could have spent several hours there. There is a also a restaurant. We walked up there from Eisenach. Takes half an hour, and is a bit hard on a hot day. Halfway up there is...More

Thank Susanne O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this castle and found the way it has been rebuilt and kept interesting through the centuries, really admirable. There is currently a special exhibition for the 500 years since Martin Luther, and the audio guide included both the general visit to the...More

Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This special castle has its place in history and a grand view to go with it. This castle, famous as the place where Martin Luther was hidden by the Elector, Frederick the Wise, after Luther was being hunted. Luther used the time to translate the...More

Thank tank1050
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wartburg Castle is not only a castle to visit but contains exhibits now about Martin Luther who spent two years in hiding there.

Thank Tina J
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Joe and Linda M
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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.