Wartburg Travel Guide

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Wartburg Things to Do

  • Wall painting Ludwig 'Der Springer'

    Wall painting at the Wartburg depicting count Ludwig 'der Springer' in the year 1067 as he pronounces the famous words that later caused the castle to be called Wartburg: "Wart, Berg, du sollst mir eine Burg werden".

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    We had learned about Martin Luthers time in the wartburg in school and so it was very interesting to see this castle for me. The castle was bigger than I expected, nice tower to look out, 2 restaurants and even a hotel in the castle, but very expensive one.Great Mosaiks in the castle also and very interesting the rooms of Luther.

  • Wartburg Museum - Copy of the New...

    An antique copy of the New Testament in German, to be found in the Wartburg Museum. Presumably this book is an early imprint of the text in German as established from the Greek source text by Martin Lüther. These two pages tell part of the story of the birth of Jezus and start off "Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit das ein Gebot von dem Kaiser Augusto...

  • Wartburg Castle

    The Wartburg Castle is one of the most famous castles in Germany. The castle is very old and was built during the era of Ludowingian - in year 1067. In the medieval times was the castle setting for the minnesingers' contest. Here lived and worked St. Elisabeth. Martin Luther translated the Bibel into German in this castle.Since 1999 is this castle...

  • Elisabeth Kemenate, mosaics (3)

    A wedding scene - the banner says "Sponsalio ..." - too bad I resized this picture to fit on VT, I'll have to check the original picture to see what else it says. Back in those days, weddings often involved the act of climbing into a bed together in front of all the wedding guests ...

  • Elisabeth Kemenate, mosaics (1)

    Mosaic apparently depicting count Ludwig getting ready for battle, the banner says: Ludovico lhndgravio ..., that's "Count Ludwig" or Louis in English.

  • Sängersaal

    Large wall painting by Moritz von Schwind in the Sängersaal at the Wartburg. The scene depicts the moment in which master Klingsor - he's the one on the left in this painting with the red cape - pronounces his judgement in the rather protracted Sängerkrieg (Singers' Battle) that took place on the Wartburg in the years 1206-1207. Due to strife among...

  • Wartburg Museum - Aquamaniles

    Two aquamaniles, they're "special ewers for the ritual washing of hands (aqua + manos) over a basin" - says Wikipedia.

  • Wartburg Museum - Portrait of Martin...

    A portrait of Martin Lüther, wo stayed at the Wartburg as a refugee and translated the New Testament from Greek into German.


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    Parking and castle entrance

    by ATLC Written May 14, 2009

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    One thing you should know about visiting Wartburg castle is that you park you car for 5 euro at the bottom of the hill. Then you climb the hill which can be a bit strenuous but not overly. I counted about 250 steps up to the top with some pathway in between.
    When you park the car you get a ticket with a map of the hill and it's paths printed on the back.

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