The Wartburg and the city of Eisenach / Thuringia
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May 1st, 2009 – by: aloneinthecrowd
Arriving in Eisenach it was really easy to find the Wartburg since there were already signs at the motorway. The parking area up the hill, where the castle is, is very limited therefore we looked for a parking lot in the city and used the public transport up to the castle.
The first view was very impressing. We don't have castles where I live and I'm not used to it.
The legend says that the Wartburg castle was built in 1067 by Ludwig der Springer (Ludwig the Jumper). With him began the unprecedented development of the "Ludovinger" family, who ruled for more than 200 years as the most influential princes in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Source: wartburg-eisenach.de/frame_sn.htm .
Martin Luther lived here while he tanslated "The new Testament" into german.
Beneath Martin Luther, who had lived in Eisenach while he was a child, another famous citizen was Johann Sebastian Bach.
In the afternoon we went downtown to Eisenach for sightseeing. Famous places are the "Luther-House", the "Bach-House", the town palace, the town hall and several churches.
We had dinner in a nice restaurant. Unfortunately I forgot the name but the food was great.
A beautiful day wents to his end and we headed back to Sandersdorf.
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