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Luther Trail Tour Tip: Luther Experience Trail Eisenach

Hiking trail · Welterberegion Wartburg-Hainich
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  • Wartburg Eisenach Burghof
    / Wartburg Eisenach Burghof
    Photo: Paul Hentschel, Lutherweg - Thüringer Tourismus GmbH
  • Martin Luther als Junker Jörg
    / Martin Luther als Junker Jörg
    Photo: Lucas Cranach d.Ä. (1522), Wartburg-Stiftung
Map / Luther Trail Tour Tip: Luther Experience Trail Eisenach
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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
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
Updated: 2017-03-07

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
386 m
224 m
Highest point
Wartburg (386 m)
Lowest point
Thüringer Museum: Predigerkirche (224 m)
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Safety information

Slippery when wet.

Equipment

Sturdy shoes and hiking sticks are recommended.

Tips, hints and links

Luther Experience Trail (German only)

Start

Thuringian Museum Prediger Church Eisenach (223 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.974806, 10.317126
UTM
32U 592470 5647849

Destination

Wartburg Castle Eisenach

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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'.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
163 m
Descent
0 m
Public transport friendly Tour route Scenic Cultural/historical value With refreshment stops

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