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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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All reviews martin luther new testament guided tour steep walk parking lot world heritage site per day i've visited rich in history german tour shuttle bus from room to room take photos ticket office self guided cakes great view
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

A well-preserved castle with great guides, it is fascinating to go through a peek of life 500 years ago. As a Lutheran it was amazing to stand in the room where Martin Luther translated the Bible so all people could read it. Be prepared for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

Can not praise this place enough. Amazing architecture and stunning views. Pleasant walk down to the town through the park. I got up with a taxi. One could also walk, but it is a steep walk. One can also take a local bus. In the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

We did not do a tour but recommend that you do. This is a beautiful castle where history has been shaped, there were plenty of placards in English for our self guided tour, but I am certain that a tour guide would have benefited us,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chicamaymay
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018

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
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

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 20 November 2018

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 16 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
1  Thank revG777
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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Response from Martin A | Reviewed this property |
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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