We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wartburg Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Auf der Wartburg 1, 99817 Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 3691 2500
Website
Today
08:30 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 20:00
Description:

This imposing medieval fortress, which stands atop a mountain on the...

This imposing medieval fortress, which stands atop a mountain on the outskirts of Eisenach, is best known as the place where Martin Luther sought refuge following his excommunication in 1521 and serves as one of Germany's most prolific national symbols.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$274.85*
and up
Full-Day Wartburg Castle Tour from Frankfurt
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 775 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Historic Castle

There is one tour per day available in English at 1:30PM. But you don't need to go on the tour to see Martin Luther's room. Visiting the room is free. Well worth seeing this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KraemerInDallas
,
Dallas, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

775 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 229: English reviews
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is one tour per day available in English at 1:30PM. But you don't need to go on the tour to see Martin Luther's room. Visiting the room is free. Well worth seeing this historical location.

Helpful?
Thank KraemerInDallas
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came with two young children who are learning German but not fluent and can honestly say this is one place he Germans could learn from the national trust in the U.K. Not only nothing to engage the children with whatsoever, in fact quite unfriendly toward them, but the hospitality staff in the canteen could do with some service training (not... More 

Helpful?
Thank gghgjfrybg
Level Contributor
105 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wartburg is perhaps Germany's most quintessential attraction. Access is by car to a parking lot below the keep. A series of steep switchbacks and stairs require a bit of climbing to reach the castle gate. Handicapped people should inquire from the parking attendant about alternative access. The castle's origins go back into the fairy tale ages, but it was,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Friedrich B
Bloomfield Hills, United States
Level Contributor
58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

For its beauty and its history (this is where Luther translated the bible into German, a revolutionary act at the time and a tectonic moment in the development of the German language in hindsight), the Warburg is a must see.

Helpful?
Thank Martin A
Andover, New Jersey
Level Contributor
154 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a really neat castle with a lot of history. The tour provided a lot of information. The only way to tour the castle is with a paid tour. The restaurant located on site was very good. You might have to wait quite a while for an open tour time. You can walk the grounds while you wait. If... More 

Helpful?
Thank Meghanizer
Aidlingen, Germany
Level Contributor
36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Castle seems to have been well restored so outer walls are all clean and painted. Need to be fit to walk up from the parking.

Helpful?
Thank Ron E
Irmo, South Carolina
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you're interested in the history of peaceful negotiations and the Reformation, this is a cool place to see. But while it has roots centuries old, the interior is mostly from 19th and 20th centuries. It costs 2€ to take a shuttle up. Also kind of bummed pictures cost extra and it's only by guided tour you can see the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emma B
Mellieha
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Wartburg Castle is a nice family friendly attraction with a lot of history thrown in. Very friendly staff all round. Highly recommended

Helpful?
1 Thank jdg001
Sussex, New Jersey
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This mideavil castle is a worlf heratage site. View drom the castle are fantastic. the tour is very complete and the guides are knowledgable. Well worth a viit to Eiasenach on it own , but the city also offers the Wagner Reuter museum, Luther house, Bach's house. If ou have difficuly walking there is a bus up the hill from... More 

Helpful?
Thank bobandnancy07461
Peak District
Level Contributor
128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We came here whilst the Christmas market was on - a medieval market. It was fantastic, it has some gorgeous views with lots of authentic stalls. We also took a tour around the castle which was very informative about Martin Luther.

Helpful?
Thank PeakDistrictStar

Travellers who viewed Wartburg Castle also viewed

Eisenach, Thuringia
Eisenach, Thuringia
 
Eisenach, Thuringia
 

Been to Wartburg Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wartburg Castle and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Wartburg Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?