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Wartburg Castle

Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Germany

Iconic Buildings

About Wartburg Castle

A beautiful majestic castle which was perched at a height of some 400 m above the delightful countryside, south of the city of Eisenach in Thuringia in central Germany. Its varied aspect and the sense of harmony it evokes are only two of its attractions for visitors.  It was the first German castle to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, described as an exemplary hilltop castle of the feudal period in central Europe, despite alterations and additions made in later centuries.



Attractions near Wartburg Castle

Lutherhaus Eisenach1.24km from Wartburg Castle

The Lutherhaus in Eisenach is one of the oldest preserved half-timbered houses in Thuringia. According to tradition, Martin Luther lived here with the Cotta family during his school days from 1498 to 1501. It has been one of the most important historic Reformation sites since the 19th century and, as such, was designated a "European cultural heritage site" in 2011. The Lutherhaus has been run as a cultural history museum since 1956.

Altenstein Palace14.89km from Wartburg Castle

A majestic palace upon a rocky hill on the south-western slope of the Thuringian Forest, Germany. It was the summer residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen and is surrounded by 160 hectares of English landscape garden, which contain, among other objects of interest, a cavern 300 metres long, through which flows a large and rapid stream. It was one of the famous attractions in this area and also it gives an idea about the ancient lining style of the Dukes.

Hainich National Park15.52km from Wartburg Castle

The Hainich National Park in Thuringia, between Bad Langensalza and Eisenach, is home to one of Germany's wild old beech forests. With a surface area of 160 km2, it is the largest coherent deciduous woodland in Germany. Its southern part was designated as a national park on 31 December 1997. It also features a wide range of beech forest communities, with populations of ash trees, hornbeams, maples, lindens, and occasional checker trees.

Großer Inselsberg17.01km from Wartburg Castle

The Große Inselsberg - south of the Rennsteig , "Großer Inselberg" is the more common spelling - is 916.5  m above sea level. NHN a striking, wooded, and much-visited mountain in the Thuringian Forest in the Thuringian districts of Gotha and Schmalkalden-Meiningen. The mountain is the highest in the northwestern half of the Middle Thuringian Forest and after the Great Beerberg. For over 1000 years it has marked historical borders - currently between the district of Gotha and the district of Schm

Marienglashöhle cave20.11km from Wartburg Castle

The Marienglashöhle is a show cave in the Thuringian Forest. For the most part, it is not a natural cave but mainly consists of cavities that were created by gypsum and copper mining. That is why it is also run as a show mine. The cave, registered as a geological natural monument, lies in the middle between the two villages of Friedrichroda and Bad Tabarz . There is a large parking lot near her on Bundesstraße 88 and a Thuringian Forest Railway stop named after her.

Trusetaler Wasserfall20.56km from Wartburg Castle

The Trusetal waterfall is the highest waterfall in the Thuringian Forest . It is located in the town of Brotterode-Trusetal and is not a natural phenomenon, but an artificially created attraction. The Trusetal waterfall is only open from Easter to the end of October each year. In the winter months, the water supply is turned off to prevent frost damage to the rock backdrop. A circular hiking trail that begins with 228 steps at the waterfall leads through the area of ​​this attraction.

Where is Wartburg Castle

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Schleswig-Holstein is a northwestern state of Germany. The state is known for its history, culture, and architecture. There is a river called Eider which forms the historic border between Schleswig and Holstein.