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Wartburg Castle in Eisenach

Wartburg Castle is the most renowned stronghold of the Ludowingian dynasty and one of the best-preserved medieval forts in Germany. First built in 1067, it was developed over the course of the centuries into an extensive fortress complex. Romanesque, Gothic and 19th century architectural features are all represented, and visiting the castle is like opening a book containing 900 years of history. Stunning courtly art from the Middle Ages, St. Elisabeth's life and work, Martin Luther's translation of the New Testament, the minnesingers' contest, the German student fraternities' festival, 300 years on from the Reformation, and Wagner's romantic opera "Tannhäuser" all combine to make a visit to Wartburg Castle a fascinating and memorable experience. It was also a popular retreat with Goethe and other well-known poets.