Photo: Paul Hentschel, Lutherweg - Thüringer Tourismus GmbH
Martin Luther als Junker Jörg
Photo: Lucas Cranach d.Ä. (1522), Wartburg-Stiftung
Take a discovery trip through the historic town of Eisenach and explore the places most significant to Luther in the home of Wartburg Castle.
There are many ways to get from the centre of Eisenach to Wartburg Castle, probably the most famous castle in Thuringia. However, this route via Schlossberg hill now provides hikers and Luther aficionados with an additional highlight. At 15 points along the route, large-format information boards have been set up that explore Luther’s life in his ‘beloved town’ more closely. Impressive biographical pictures, quotes from Luther himself as well as an insight into the most significant, historic events that occurred during his lifetime entice you to read, pause and reflect. The occasionally very steep gradient is broken up into stages making it seem easy even for inexperienced hikers.
In the summer and when the weather is fine, you can ride the last few metres up to Wartburg Castle in Medieval style on a donkey. This is a particularly special experience for younger visitors.