Wartburg Castle

Local nameWartburg
LocationEisenach, Deutschland

The Wartburg is a castle originally built in the Middle Ages. It is situated on a precipice of 410 meters to the southwest of and overlooking the town of Eisenach, in the state of Thuringia, Germany. In 1999, UNESCO added Wartburg Castle to the World Heritage List. It was the home of St. Elisabeth of Hungary, the place where Martin Luther translated the New Testament of the Bible into German, the site of the Wartburg festival of 1817 and the supposed setting for the possibly legendary Sängerkrieg. It was an important inspiration for Ludwig II when he decided to build Neuschwanstein Castle. Wartburg is the most-visited tourist attraction in Thuringia after Weimar. Although the castle today still contains substantial original structures from the 12th through 15th centuries, much of the interior dates back only to the 19th century.

Tags UNESCOCastleRomanesque ArchitectureHeritage
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartburg

Official Website http://wartburg-eisenach.de/

More information on the UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/897

Email info@wartburg.de

Phone +49 3691 2500

Address 99817 Eisenach, Germany

Coordinates 50°57'57.247" N 10°18'22.731" E

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