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Luther Trail Tour Tip: Luther Experience Trail Eisenach

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  • Wartburg Eisenach Burghof
    / Wartburg Eisenach Burghof
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Lutherweg - Thüringer Tourismus GmbH
  • / Martin Luther als Junker Jörg
    Photo: Lucas Cranach d.Ä. (1522), Wartburg-Stiftung
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Take a discovery trip through the historic town of Eisenach and explore the places most significant to Luther in the home of Wartburg Castle.
moderate
Distance 1.7 km
1:00 h
163 m
0 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Author
Paul Hentschel
Update: September 29, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Wartburg, 386 m
Lowest point
Thüringer Museum: Predigerkirche, 224 m
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Safety information

Slippery when wet.

Tips and hints

Luther Experience Trail (German only)

Start

Thuringian Museum Prediger Church Eisenach (223 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.974806, 10.317126
DMS
50°58'29.3"N 10°19'01.7"E
UTM
32U 592470 5647849
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Destination

Wartburg Castle Eisenach

Turn-by-turn directions

Thuringian Museum – Prediger Church – Schlossberg hill – Wartburg Castle donkey station – Wartburg Castle

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Eisenach Railway Station you can take buses 2, 5, 8, 9 and 12b to the marketplace in the town centre. Bus number 10 will take you back to the station from Wartburg Castle.

Getting there

If you are coming by car from the A4, take the exit ‘Eisenach Ost’. Then continue onto the B84 and the B19 towards Eisenach town centre.

Parking

Please use the 'Am Market' carpark in the road 'Hinter der Mauer'.

Coordinates

DD
50.974806, 10.317126
DMS
50°58'29.3"N 10°19'01.7"E
UTM
32U 592470 5647849
w3w 
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Equipment

Sturdy shoes and hiking sticks are recommended.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
163 m
Descent
0 m
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