Wartburg Castle, Eisenach, Germany (with Map & Photos)

Description: Wartburg Castle. Monumental, imposing and breathing history through each of the cracks in its walls: High above the city of Eisenach emerges the Wartburg Castle, a cultural asset declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1999. The site is located between the castles best preserved medieval German. With an almost millenary history, it is probably the most famous and certainly the most important fortified castle in Germany.

Wartburg Castle Unesco
Wartburg Castle Unesco

High above the city of Eisenach the Wartburg Castle stands imposingly, and its silhouette stands out in the sky over the top of the mountain on which it was built, taking advantage of every square meter; When you get closer, what impresses you the most is that after almost a thousand years of history it is in such a good state of conservation.

Wartburg Castle Unesco
Wartburg Castle Unesco

The castle was built in the 11th century by Ludwig der Springer, and its name may come from a pun between castle (Burg) and mountain (Berg), since it is said that when Ludwig der Springer saw the place, exclaimed: Warte, Berg: du sollst mir eine Burg werden!, in English: Wait, mountain: you will become my castle!.

Wartburg Castle Unesco
Wartburg Castle Unesco

The UNESCO committee inscribed Wartburg Castle in 1999 on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria III and VI.

Wartburg Castle Map