Circular hiking trail - Wartburg Adventure Tour - Thuringian Forest
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Elisabeth Plan below the Wartburg near EisenachPhoto: Stadt Eisenach
The hike to the almost thousand-year-old Wartburg begins in the centre of Eisenach at the market.
Impressive: the historic town hall, the city palace with the Thuringian Museum and the baptistery of Johann Sebastian Bach - the Georgenkirche. Now it's time to visit the Preacher's Monastery - the first monastery in the world, which was built in honour of Saint Elisabeth.
The Luther Experience Trail, which begins not far from the castle, ends at the donkey station, where donkeys bring children to the castle during the season. Don't miss a guided tour of Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For the descent, you choose the path via the Elisabethplan and the Helltal. You will arrive at the Reuter-Wagner-Villa in the south of the city, built in Italian style.
Safety informationIn winter and wet weather, the ascent and descent to Wartburg Castle over the cobblestones can be very slippery.
Tips and hintsLuthererlebnispfad
3D panorama from the market square in Eisenach >> click here <<
Virtual tour Tourist-Information Eisenach >> click here <<
Public-transport-friendlyYou can reach Eisenach with regional buses as well as with various trains (long-distance and regional trains). Use the travel information of Deutsche Bahn. All regional transport providers are listed on this portal.
From the train station or the central bus station you can take a short walk in the direction of Karlsplatz and then through the local shopping street (Georgenstrasse) after 700 m, approx. 10 minutes, to the market. Our tour begins here.
Alternatively, you can take city buses 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 and 25 to the market from the ZOB / Hauptbahnhof.On the way you can use the Luther shuttle (city bus line 3) and line 23 from / to the Wartburg / ZOB.You can find the relevant timetables on the website of the local transport company Wartburg mobil.
Getting thereYou can travel by car via the A4 motorway (exit Eisenach-West or Eisenach-Ost) or the B7, B19 and B84 federal highways.
ParkingIn the city center you will find various parking options near the market. The closest parking garage is the parking garage on the market (Google NAV point). You can find more information about parking in Eisenach here.
Multi-storey car parks:
- Multi-storey car park Am Markt - Street: Hinter der Mauer 1
- City multi-storey car park (in the old tram depot) - Sommerstrasse (corner of Uferstrasse)
Car parking spaces:
- Car park Karl-Marx-Strasse - Karl-Marx-Strasse 40 Car park Schiffsplatz - Katharinenstrasse 13
- Car park Frauenplan - Frauenplan 4
- Car park Eisenach Süd - Eisenach's parking lot in the center of the brewery - Wartburgallee 25a
Book recommendation by the author
The Wartburg Experience Tour - Eisenach Tourist Information website.
Route 1 in the Thuringian Pilgrimage Pass In Luther's Footsteps.
Eisenach in a Day: A City Walk
Eisenach: The Wartburg City between Rennsteig and Hörselberge
Hiking guide around Bad Liebenstein and the Inselsberg: Hiking and cycling tours between Bad Salzungen, Ruhla, Eisenach, Trusetal, Brotterode and the Rennsteig with mini-a-thür and the Pummpälzweg.
Author’s map recommendations
Biking and Hiking Map Eisenach, Ruhla and Surroundings - 1:35000
Hiking Map Eisenach and Ruhla: With Hörschel, Thal, Möhra, Förtha, Wilhelmsthal and Lake Altenberg - 1:30,000
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