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  • Elisabethplan unterhalb der Wartburg bei Eisenach
    / Elisabethplan unterhalb der Wartburg bei Eisenach
    Photo: Stadt Eisenach
  • / Reuter-Wagner-Museum Eisenach
    Photo: Stad Eisenach
  • / Eselstation unterhalb der Wartburg bei Eisenach
    Photo: Stadt Eisenach
  • / Eisenacher Marktplatz zur Deutschland Tour 2019
    Photo: Christian Heilwagen, CC BY-SA
  • / Ökumenischer Gottesdienst auf dem Elisabethplan unterhalb der Wartburg bei Eisenach
    Photo: Klaus Gogler, CC BY-SA
  • / Blick von der Wartburg auf den Metilstein und Eisenach
    Photo: Rosa Schulz, CC BY
  • / Die Wartburg bei Eisenach
    Photo: CC BY, Stadt Eisenach
  • / Stadtschloss Eisenach am Markt
    Photo: Stadt Eisenach, CC BY-SA, Regionalverbund Thüringer Wald e. V.
  • / Wanderer im Innenhof der Wartburg bei Eisenach
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  • / Georgenkirche in Eisenach
    Photo: Mario Scholty, Eisenach, CC BY-ND
  • / Wanderer vor der Zugbrücke auf der Wartburg bei Eisenach
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m 450 400 350 300 250 200 5 4 3 2 1 km Elisabethplan - Eisenach / Wartburg Lutherhaus Eisenach Luthererlebnispfad Eisenach Bachhaus Eisenach
As if out of a picture book, it towers above Eisenach and is a witness to German history.
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Distance 5.8 km
1:55 h
215 m
215 m
A short circular walk to the castle par excellence - the Wartburg. Hike up the Luther Experience Trail to the legendary castle. Once you have reached your destination, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the city and the Thuringian Forest.

The hike to the almost thousand-year-old Wartburg begins in the centre of Eisenach at the market.

Impressive: the historic town hall, the city palace with the Thuringian Museum and the baptistery of Johann Sebastian Bach - the Georgenkirche. Now it's time to visit the Preacher's Monastery - the first monastery in the world, which was built in honour of Saint Elisabeth.

The Luther Experience Trail, which begins not far from the castle, ends at the donkey station, where donkeys bring children to the castle during the season. Don't miss a guided tour of Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For the descent, you choose the path via the Elisabethplan and the Helltal. You will arrive at the Reuter-Wagner-Villa in the south of the city, built in Italian style.

Author’s recommendation

Before you visit the Wartburg, you should enjoy the great view from the place in front of the castle, the Wartburgschanze.
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Rosa Schulz
Updated: March 30, 2021
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386 m
Lowest point
222 m
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Luthererlebnispfad

3D panorama from the market square in Eisenach >> click here <<

Virtual tour Tourist-Information Eisenach >> click here <<

Start

Markt - Eisenach (222 m)
Coordinates:
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50.974922, 10.319247
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50°58'29.7"N 10°19'09.3"E
UTM
32U 592619 5647864
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Destination

Markt - Eisenach

Turn-by-turn directions

  Markt - Schlossberg/Luthererlebnispfad - Eselstation - Elisabethplan - Wartburg - Reuter-Wagner-Museum - Markt

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach Eisenach with regional buses as well as with various trains (long-distance and regional trains). Use the travel information of Deutsche Bahn. All regional transport providers are listed on this portal.

From the train station or the central bus station you can take a short walk in the direction of Karlsplatz and then through the local shopping street (Georgenstrasse) after 700 m, approx. 10 minutes, to the market. Our tour begins here.

Alternatively, you can take city buses 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 and 25 to the market from the ZOB / Hauptbahnhof.On the way you can use the Luther shuttle (city bus line 3) and line 23 from / to the Wartburg / ZOB.You can find the relevant timetables on the website of the local transport company Wartburg mobil.

Getting there

You can travel by car via the A4 motorway (exit Eisenach-West or Eisenach-Ost) or the B7, B19 and B84 federal highways.

Parking

In the city center you will find various parking options near the market. The closest parking garage is the parking garage on the market (Google NAV point). You can find more information about parking in Eisenach here.

Multi-storey car parks:

  • Multi-storey car park Am Markt - Street: Hinter der Mauer 1
  • City multi-storey car park (in the old tram depot) - Sommerstrasse (corner of Uferstrasse)

Car parking spaces:

  • Car park Karl-Marx-Strasse - Karl-Marx-Strasse 40 Car park Schiffsplatz - Katharinenstrasse 13
  • Car park Frauenplan - Frauenplan 4
  • Car park Eisenach Süd - Eisenach's parking lot in the center of the brewery - Wartburgallee 25a

Coordinates

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50.974922, 10.319247
DMS
50°58'29.7"N 10°19'09.3"E
UTM
32U 592619 5647864
w3w 
///breeding.marked.moped
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Solid footwear.

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When did you do this route? September 22, 2020

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5.8 km
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1:55 h
Ascent
215 m
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215 m
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