Eisenach-Wartburgregion Touristik GmbH

Markt 24
99817 Eisenach
Telefon: +49 (0) 3691 79230
Fax: +49 (0) 3691 792320

Auf der Wartburg 1
99817 Eisenach
Telefon: +49 (0) 3691 2500
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Places of interest in Eisenach

The Wartburg Castle

Scarcely any other name and place are so closely associated in the popular mind as Luther and Wartburg Castle. In fact, the religious reformer only spent a relatively short time there, from 4 May 1521 until 1 March 1522, but it was during this period that he translated the Bible into German, an achievement that made Wartburg Castle famous as one of the locations of the Reformation. Strictly speaking, he “only” translated the New Testament his modest cell in the bailiff's lodge in the winter of 1521-1522. The complete Lutheran Bible would take him another twelve years. Luther's translation of the Gospels also started the standardisation of the German language.