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Aerial view from church over market place, Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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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.

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Tourist attractions Eisenach : Things to see and do

  • Wartburg Recommended Recommended

    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...

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  • Market Square

    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..

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  • Birthplace of Bach

    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 ..

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Hotels Eisenach

  • City Hotel

    Bahnhofstraße 25 D - 99817 Eisenach

    This modern hotel in the heart of Eisenach benefits from its proximity to the main pedestrian area and ICE railway station. The comfortable, generously equipped rooms are ideal for rest and relaxation. In the morning, tuck into a delicious breakf..

  • Göbel's Sophien Hotel

    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..

  • Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Karlsplatz 11 D - 99817 Eisenach

    Prix Prices from : 59 €

    This traditional 4-star hotel is set directly opposite Eisenach’s mediaeval town gate on the Karlsplatz square, where the famous Martin Luther memorial is located. The elegant Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof is just a few minutes’ walk from majo..

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