"Wartburg Fortress" Rhön Things to Do Tip by Weissdorn

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  Cradle of the Reformation
by Weissdorn

The Wartburg Castle near Eisenach in Thurgia, was added in 1999 to the World Cultural Heritage List as 'an excellent landmark of the Feudal Epoch in Middle Europe'. It is 'linked to cultural values of universal meaning'. Martin Luther translated the New Testament here. The Wartburg Castle is also associated with the Singers? War, St. Elizabeth and the Young Patriots (Burschenschaften) 300 years after the Reformation. Because of it?s location on the former East/West German Border, the Wartburg Castle was always a symbol for German Integration and Unity.

?In the Wartburg Germany perceives the wonderful legend that it possesses a history, and a literature, heroes and poets?. That is the ?conquest? of the middle ages with the idealism of the romantic period. That is the Wartburg.
Here is more information about the <a target='_new' href='http://www.wartburg-eisenach.de/frame_j.htm'>Wartburg Castle</a>. A short the <a target='_new' href=' http://www.schaetze-der-welt.de/cgi-bin/denkmaeler/denkmal?id=248'>film tour</a> is also available. Click the button of the left hand side, entitled ?film? for the film or ?galerie? or ?interaktives Bilderbuch? for pictures.
Excellent museum inside the castle, with some person belongings from Margerete von der Saale and Philip the Great, Archduke of Hesse-Kassel.

Address: Schlossberg 2, 99817 Eisenach
Directions: Eisennach - can't miss it on the hill - on the Autobahn A4 towards Berlin.
Phone: (0049-3691) 77073 Fax: 77072
Website: http://www.wartburg-eisenach.de

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 25, 2002
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