Things to see and do - Eisenach
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Eisenach Travel guide
Eisenach : Michelin's recommendations
Eisenach was founded in the late 12C and is inevitably associated with the Fortress of Wartburg, which symbolises the spirit and character of Germany. From the 13C, troubadours took part in verbal jousts here, thereby inspiring the theme of Wagner's Tannhäuser. It was at Eisenach that Martin Luther translated the New Testament. Johann Sebastian Bach was born here in 1685. In 1817, the fortress was the site of a manifestation designed to stimulate patriotism. In 1869 it was the scene of the creation of the German Social Democrat Party.
Tourist attractions Eisenach : Things to see and do
Auf der Wartburg 1 D - 99817 Eisenach
Perched on a rocky spur, the fortress (a Unesco World Heritage site since 2000) is made up of an assortment of constructions from different periods. The 12C porch leads into the outer courtyard, which is framed by 15C and 16C half-timbered buildings...
Marktplatz D - 99817 Eisenach
A statue of St George, the town's patron saint, stands on the fountain in the centre of the Marktplatz, which is surrounded by several noteworthy buildings. With its sober Baroque façade, the castle houses the Thüringer Museum (porcelain, faience). T..
Frauenplan 21 D - 99817 Eisenach
This house is considered to be the birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach, the son of a wealthy musician. The interior provides fascinating insights into the lifestyle and tastes of a late-17C burgher. Manuscripts, portraits and assorted objects recall ..
Marienstraße 7 D - 99817 Eisenach
This family run hotel lies in the heart of Eisenach, just south of the Hainich National Park in Thuringia, and is close to the Bach House museum, golf course and train station. The comfortable, quiet rooms of the Hotel Am Bachhaus are well-equippe..
Sophienstraße 41 D - 99817 Eisenach
This family-run, 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Eisenach, just a short walk from Wartburg castle and the town centre. Göbels Sophienhotel provides ideal accommodation for guests looking to visit all of the historic tourist attractions in Ei..
Grimmelgasse 4 D - 99817 Eisenach
Situated in the centre of the culturally rich town of Eisenach, the traditional hotel Glockenhof is within walking distance of the Bach House, the Wandelhalle and the Kartaus Garden. The comfortable rooms of the Glockenhof are a wonderful base for k..
Sophienstr. 41 D - 99817 Eisenach
Auf der Wartburg 2 D - 99817 Eisenach
Looking at the skilfully created, elegant decor, it is easy to take yourself back to the Wartburg Castle of centuries past. The view from the restaurant and terrace is magnificent.
An der Göpelskuppe 1 D - 99817 Eisenach
Karlsplatz 28 D - 99817 Eisenach
In this restaurant in the Nicolaiturm there are lovely galleries and attractive historical details. These include paintings and original furniture dating from 1912, which provides a rustic yet elegant feel. Enjoy the excellent seasonal, international..
Karlsplatz 11 D - 99817 Eisenach