The Wartburg and the city of Eisenach / Thuringia

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Early in the morning we headed south to Eisenach to visit the Wartburg. It's a 2 1/2 hours drive from the little town where my bf lives.

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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Entrance door no. 1
Entrance door no. 1
Entrance door no. 2
Entrance door no. 2
The arcade of the palas (residenti…
The arcade of the palas (resident…
The southern tower
The southern tower
The palas
The palas
Medieval garden
Medieval garden
The knights bath
The knight's bath
View from the southern tower
View from the southern tower
Stonemasonry
Stonemasonry
Ludwig the jumper
Ludwig the jumper
Baptismal font
Baptismal font
Ancient painting
Ancient painting
A chest from the middle age
A chest from the middle age
A wooden buckler
A wooden buckler
The knights room
The knights room
The ladies room. The mosaic has be…
The ladies room. The mosaic has b…
The room was very impressive
The room was very impressive
The columns are more than 800 year…
The columns are more than 800 yea…
The chapel
The chapel
Original painting in the chapel wh…
Original painting in the chapel w…
Paintings of the life of Saint Eli…
Paintings of the life of Saint El…
Old furniture
Old furniture
Painting
Painting
The big hall is used as a concert …
The big hall is used as a concert…
A sleeping room
A sleeping room
I love the stained glass windows. …
I love the stained glass windows.…
Armour for a rich knight
Armour for a rich knight
parts of the armour
parts of the armour
Let me in!!!
Let me in!!!
A tiny guard-room
A tiny guard-room
In this room Martin Luther has tra…
In this room Martin Luther has tr…
Luther House - one of the oldest b…
Luther House - one of the oldest …
Art at the face of the Luther House
Art at the face of the Luther House
This tower was part of the city wa…
This tower was part of the city w…
A historic house
A historic house
A private home
A private home
A private home
A private home
Castle and city hall
Castle and city hall
Nikolai church built around 1180 a…
Nikolai church built around 1180 …
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