Your visit

at Wartburg Castle, Eisenach

Wartburg Castle in Eisenach

Overlooking the Thuringian town of Eisenach, Wartburg Castle has ties to German history like almost no other castle in the country. Its outstanding cultural and historical importance led UNESCO to name it a “World Heritage site” in 1999.

Luther and the Germans

The National Special Exhibition in Eisenach

A Wartburg Foundation exhibition at Wartburg Castle, Eisenach

May 4 to November 5, 2017


Opening hours
Every day 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (last admission)
Castle gate closes at 8 p.m.

Exhibition location
Auf der Wartburg 1
99817 Eisenach

Tickets incl. Wartburg

  • Admission: € 12
  • Reduced: € 8 
  • School-aged children: € 5
  • Children aged 6 and under: free 
  • Groups (10 people or more): € 10 p. P. 
  • Combined ticket (to all National Special Exhibitions): € 24 
  • Combined ticket for groups: € 21 p. P.
Navigation zur Ausstellung


  • By train: 
    Eisenach Hauptbahnhof (Central Railway Station) 
  • By bus or car: 
    A4 and federal highways 19 or 84 

    There is extensive parking for buses and private vehicles.
    Parking fees (no time limit):
    Car € 5
    Motor home/RV € 6
    Motorcycle € 2
    Bus € 10

    A shuttle service is available to take visitors from visitor parking to the castle. The walk takes approximately 10 minutes.

Barrier-free access and accessible content for all visitors
Wartburg Castle is a protected monument and unfortunately not barrier-free.

Guided tours

  • Group tours (max. 25 people): € 75 plus the price of admission 
  • Special tours outside of the opening hours are available upon request

Due to the expected increase in the number of visitors, tour operators are requested to make early bookings for tour groups. Cancellations up to 10 days before the reserved date will be refunded in full.

Audio guides
Regular admission prices entitle visitors to a self-guided tour of Wartburg Castle and of the exhibition with an audio guide. The audio guide is included in the admission price and comes complete with three different tours available in the following languages: 

  • Exhibition tour “Luther and the Germans”: German, English
  • Children’s tour “Luther and the Germans”: German
  • Wartburg Castle tour: English, German, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, French, Korean

Information and visitor services

Every day 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
tel +49 3691 250220
fax +49 3691 203342

Auf der Wartburg 1
99817 Eisenach